Aerospace engineering applications include printing models for the program’s Subsonic Open Jet Wind Tunnel and as instrumentation for graduate level research in the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel. Several undergraduate labs will also take advantage of the large platform machines for underwater glider design competitions. The school has already designed vertical stabilizers for their underwater glider on a 3D printer. In the Ocean Engineering program, graduate-level research takes advantage of larger machines to print props, nose cones, and other components for various research projects advised by Dr. Neu.
The advanced AEO 3D print lab offers a wide range of additive manufacturing capabilities and prototyping solutions. The new Objet500 Connex3 printer has one of the biggest build envelopes offered by the Connex platform and offers multi-material and multi-color printing. Click on the button below for more information on multi-material and color printing from ModernTech.