Welcome to ADAPT

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) is an industry-academia consortium dedicated to solving challenges in additive manufacturing (AM) using data-driven approaches.

By leveraging the latest developments in materials characterization and machine learning, ADAPTSM members have unique opportunities to compete more effectively to become global AM leaders. Headquartered at Colorado School of Mines, ADAPT was launched in December 2015 with funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Additive Manufacturing Challenges

Many consider additive manufacturing to be the next industrial revolution. AM shifts manufacturing paradigms in that the materials and parts are made simultaneously in the same machine. As with any paradigm shift, the exciting new opportunities that arise are equally met with new challenges to overcome. Companies adopting AM need to know

  • How to design parts for additive manufacturing
  • How to control, certify and optimize AM processes and parts
  • How to achieve consistent performance from their machines

ADAPT is closing these knowledge gaps to help its member companies gain a competitive edge in the global manufacturing marketplace. ADAPT’s machine learning approaches rapidly advance a company’s capabilities by optimizing processes and materials to improve quality, consistency and predictability across all aspects of AM.

Learn More

  • Learn about the cutting-edge capabilities available at the ADAPT Advanced Characterization Center, located at Colorado School of Mines.
  • Meet our leadership team as well as our faculty and student researchers.
  • Our membership continues to grow! See who’s new on our list of members.
  • Find out how your business can benefit from the ongoing research at ADAPT.
  • Questions? Contact us!