MAML History

We celebrated the opening of the state-of-the-art Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab by $2M investment of University of Memphis on Sept. 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. on the east side of the Engineering Technology Building.
The lab opening has been in the planning stage for a long time. Five years ago, Dean Sweigard moved forward with an additive manufacturing initiative based on initial feedback from the manufacturing industry, coupled with conversations with members of Herff Advisory Council. Since then, the college began a faculty hiring initiative in this area and conducting research in additive manufacturing in conjunction with the biodevice industry. Dr. Warren Haggard who recently retired as Herff Associate Dean and is also a former executive in the biomedical device field helped in the early planning of this facility. University's FedEx Institute of Technology helped grow the footprint of additive manufacturing on campus and in Memphis with the establishment of an Additive Manufacturing Research Cluster. This interdisciplinary Additive Manufacturing initiative involves faculty from across the University and helps to engage new disciplines in this cutting edge technology.
The lab equipment investigations, acquisitions, and installation have been an ongoing endeavor during the past three years; please, see the Facility tab for list of equipment. In addition, the establishment of this lab has benefited from the strong support of many individuals at our corporate partners and collaborators listed under MAML Partners & Sponsors tab. Metal Additive Manufacturing is a technology that bridges academic multi-disciplinary and science-driven research with applied and product-driven industrial R&D. As such, we are committed to engage with corporate R&D interest through the services that we offer under the Service tab and through research projects; please, explore the Research tab for sample of research projects in this area.
Please, feel free to email us about partnerships, collaborations, or research service requests at mamlab@memphis.edu .