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Areas of Interest

  • Fully Dense Freeform Fabrication (FDFF) process
  • Rapid product, process, tool, and mechanical system design and development
  • Workstation and shopfloor custom design tooling and automation
  • Computer aided design and manufacturing data extraction, exchange, and translation
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Design of experiments and statistical optimizations
  • Applied rapid prototyping in outreach, art, and forensic anthropology
  • Layout optimization through simulation and automation

Benefits of Partnering with RPD center

  • Access to experts with a wide range of industrial and academic skills in the form of multidisciplinary teams.
  • Turn-key project submission including product, report, computer model, and training.
  •  Access to knowledge, software, hardware, and tools for modeling, fabrication, and analysis.
  • Access to the pool of well trained engineering students through the research teams and internship programs.
  • Shared intellectual property according to university contract agreement.

Recent Collaborators

  • NASA
  • Toyota
  • New Beginnings
  • MicroPower
  • ChairCycle
  • Rodrill
  • EH Systems
  • Xtreme Power
  • Trekease
  • Mensor
  • EPMP
  • Thermon
  • Austin Green Energy Group