Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) is teaming with Stratasys Ltd. to launch a new Additive Manufacturing lab at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, USA. Expected to open later this year, the Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacturing Laboratory will be dedicated to the advance use of 3D printing for creation of composite tooling applications addressing complex design and manufacturing requirements.
The new lab is funded through a grant from Lockheed Martin Space Systems. “Building the Lockheed Martin Additive Manufacturing Laboratory at MSU Denver is a major development in the progression of Additive Manufacturing tooling applications,” stated Rey Chu, Principal and Co-Founder, Manufacturing Technologies at PADT, Inc.
Brian Kaplun, Manager, Additive Manufacturing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, stated “Lockheed Martin believes this first-of-its-kind laboratory at MSU Denver can shape the future of space. We’ve built 3D-printed parts that traveled 1.7 billion miles to Jupiter, and we look forward to developing a workforce that understands how to use this technology for future flight hardware, tooling and other advanced manufacturing applications.”