CAAAM History Timeline

Additive Manufacturing History and Background at UNT

Nov. 28, 2018 — Inauguration of CAAAM Lab; UNT's Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, which officially opened at UNT's Discovery Park, is transitioning into the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing funded by $10 million awarded by the 86th Texas Legislature.

2018 — Additive Manufacturing Lab at UNT; Selective Powder Bed Melting, open architecture powder-bed R&D system

Cover of the International Journal of Additive & Subtractive Materials2016 — Publication of the International Journal of Additive and Subtractive Materials Manufacturing with Narendra Dahotre, UNT Regents Professor, as the founding editor-in-chief. The IJASMM fosters works on the fundamentals of science and engineering of additive and subtractive manufacturing processes, techniques and aspects such as heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid flow, microstructure and phase evolution and development of physical, mechanical, chemical and functional properties. Experimental and computational approaches at levels from nano-, micro-, mesoscale manufacturing for a range of processing techniques, such as photonic, mechanical, chemical/hybrid and materials, e.g., metals, ceramics, organics, polymers, composites and biomaterials, are of interest. The principles and applications of designing and fabrication of parts for real-world problems and applications also are considered.

2012 — U.S. Federal Government establishes National Additive Manufacturing Institute Program — AMERICA MAKES

2011 — First Center for Friction Stir Processing in the State of Texas

2010 — Laboratory of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing at UNT: metals, ceramics, composites

2008 — U.S. Air Force Research Lab funds program at UNT: additive manufacturing of novel composites

2006 — LENS system, the first 3D printing of metals system in North Texas