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Cutting-edge metal printing technology to boost materials development

The U.S. Department of Defense award will fund up to $800,000 for the purchase of a computerized additive friction stir deposition (AFSD) machine that will be housed in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and be made available to interested researchers from across the university — and beyond.

Virginia Tech has received a 2023 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant to purchase cutting-edge 3D metal printing technology to boost education and research in advanced manufacturing and new materials development. Photo by Tonia Moxley for Virginia Tech.

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