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UCMAN Additive Manufacturing research featured in "Manufacturing Ideas to Watch"

by UCMAN last modified 2017-08-04 01:17
UCMAN Additive Manufacturing research featured in "Manufacturing Ideas to Watch"

ECAM Schematic

Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing process invented at UCMAN has been featured recently in MForesight'sJuly 2017 issue of "Manufacturing Ideas to Watch" online publication.

The link to the web issue and the process description can be found below.

Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) is a novel manufacturing method that is capable of producing complex shaped functional metal parts layer-by-layer directly from computer generated 3D CAD models. ECAM process has the potential to overcome several of the limitations of traditional AM techniques, such as material choice, anisotropy, porosity, strength, scalability, support structure, and internal stresses. ECAM uses electrochemical deposition, a nonthermal process that uses electrical current to deposit cations or anions onto a surface. The processes has considerably lower residual stresses, and the addition of material is atom by atom resulting in excellent microstructural properties which can be controlled in process. ECAM is capable of depositing conductive materials including metals, metal alloys, conducting polymers, and even some semiconductors.
Murali Sundaram, University of Cincinnati (This work is funded by the National Science Foundation.)