The Engineering Department is developing, with MSL, advanced techniques to fabricate and join new materials to make next-generation technologies.
Current advances in additive manufacturing techniques stand to transform the way in which materials are turned into products and components. At Materials Science Lancaster we have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art additive manufacturing facilities for preparing objects on different length scales.
Cutting edge facilities
These include a number of workhorse 3D printers based on stereolithography and fused deposition modelling which are suited for prototype design and bespoke components, as well as high-resolution printing capabilities with the Nanoscribe instrument which has a maximum feature resolution of 100 nm. Using selective laser welding we can also 3D print objects from a variety of metals.