Welcome to the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy

Publications Growth Technology

Details: The CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy is located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. The Lab is home to numerous advanced Industry 4.0 technologies that are used to help Iowa companies de-risk technology adoption. Featured Technologies: Wearable Sensors Robotic Automation 3D Printers 3D Scanners Contact CIRAS to schedule your Digital Lab Tour: https://www.ciras.iastate.edu/contact-us/

ISU Capstone Program Flyer

Publications Technology Workforce

Details: Skilled engineers are essential at innovative companies when it comes to applying new technologies to solve complex problems, develop new product concepts, and create new manufacturing processes. The College of Engineering at Iowa State University offers companies the opportunity to do these things via capstone projects.

Support Structure Development and Initial Results for Metal Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing System

Publications Technology

Details: Metal additive manufacturing (3D Printing) is a powerful tool brought to realization by modern technology. With metal additive manufacturing, an entire new manufacturing tool is now available to companies. One challenge with this tool is the creation of needed support structures for given part geometries. This paper outlines considerations for various support structure options to utilize for different part geometries to reduce build failures.