Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC)

Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC)

The Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center, a partnership with Pratt & Whitney, uses advanced powder bed manufacturing technologies and high-powered electron beams and lasers to repeatedly melt fine layers of powdered metals like titanium into one solid integrated piece. This layer-by-layer “additive” process allows for the creation of extremely complex three-dimensional objects without the constraints of the traditional manufacturing process.

Contacts

Staff

Terry Barber-Tournaud on Feb. 6, 2020. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Barber-Tournaud

Executive Program Director
terry@engr.uconn.edu
860.486.3576
Peter Menard on Jan. 23, 2020. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Peter Menard

Technical Support
860.486.5240
Mark Biron on Jan. 23, 2020. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Mark Biron

Technical Support
mab12053@engr.uconn.edu
860.486.0818

Faculty Scientific Advisers

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Rainer Hebert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
rainer.hebert@uconn.edu
860.486.3155

Location

Campus Address

Innovative Partnership Building (IPB)
UConn Tech Park

Mailing Address

159 Discovery Drive
Storrs, CT 06269

Instrumentation

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Wire Electrical Discharge (EDM) Machining

CNC controlled. Removes parts from the build plate and performs finish machining

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MRF Arc Melter

MRF arc-melter with single-crystal pulling option, gas purification, oxygen monitoring, vacuum casting

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Furnace Rheometer

Viscosity measurements of liquid metals and alloys

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LECO CS 844

Carbon-sulfur impurity analyzer

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LECO ONH 836

Oxygen-nitrogen-hydrogen impurity analyzer

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TA Instruments ODP 868

Optical determination of thermal expansion, melting, and sample flexure to 1,600 degrees celsius

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TA Instruments EM DLF1600/2800 (Laser Flash)

DLF 1600 with 2800 environmental module for thermal diffusivity measurements

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Camsizer XT

Powder size and shape distribution analysis

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3DSystems ProX300

Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine

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EOSINT M270

EOS laser sintering system for the production of tooling inserts, prototype parts and end products directly in metal

Directindustry

Arcam Electron Beam Melting A2X Machine

Capable of manufacturing large, complex metal parts at high temperatures

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Gleeble 3500

Gleeble 3500 with high-temperature mobile conversion unit and HydraWedge mobile conversion unit

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Pegasus DSC

Differential scanning calorimeter designed for determination of thermodynamic properties of ceramics and metallic high-performance materials.

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Agilent ICP 770

Chemical analysis of inorganic materials

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IPG Laser Printer SLM

Laser-based metal additive manufacturing machine with vacuum, pre-heating, fully open architecture and configurable hardware options.

Services and Rates

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Research and Design Assistance

The Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center offers:

  • Assistance with rapid prototyping and testing
  • Assistance with designing and developing complex parts for aerospace and biomedical devices
  • Sponsored R&D of advanced materials having unique properties
  • Custom training programs and workshops