ADAPT hosts booth at RAPID + TCT, Apr. 24–26

If you’re at RAPID + TCT this week, stop by the ADAPT booth to say “hi” to Co-Director Branden Kappes and to learn about how ADAPT is powering the Mountain West Advanced Manufacturers Network along with partners NextManufacturing, Citrine Informatics, University of Utah, and the U. of Utah MEP Center. Click here to find our booth—we are in the annex by the concessions.

More info about RAPID + TCT

Prof. Aaron Stebner receives promotion, tenure

Congratulations to ADAPT Executive Director Aaron Stebner!

Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop: July 2018

DAM WORKSHOP 2018 is a hands-on workshop on design for additive manufacturing. This intensive, one-week training program will feature the 3DEXPERIENCE software platform from Dassault Systèmes for advanced design and additive manufacturing process simulation as well as industry-leading additive hardware from Markforged, Desktop Metal, EOS, and others.

WHERE: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
WHEN: 8am–5pm, July 16–20, 2018


Space is limited for this unique hands-on workshop! Find more information and a link to the workshop application at Applications will be accepted until May 1st.

Questions? Email

New Advanced Manufacturing degree program at Mines

Colorado School of Mines is proud to announce the Fall 2018 launch of a brand-new interdisciplinary degree program in Advanced Manufacturing!

The program will include a 12-credit-hour Professional Graduate Certificate, designed to give working professionals a competitive edge in the advanced manufacturing space with in-depth knowledge and practical application of additive manufacturing techniques and principles, structural materials for AM, statistical and machine learning tools for data-driven materials manufacturing, and designing parts for AM methods. The four required courses for the Professional Graduate Certificate will initially be offered on campus (morning or evening time slots).

Another option for graduates is the 30-credit-hour Master of Science, Non-Thesis (MSNT) degree. In addition to taking the core courses that form the basis for the Certificate, MSNT students will be able to specialize in one of two current tracks (Additive Manufacturing of Solid Materials and Data-Driven Materials Manufacturing) by choosing complementary electives from a list that spans seven departments at Mines.

Two options for undergraduates round out the program: a Minor and an Area of Special Interest.

The program’s strength is grounded in the expertise of Mines professors from Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Additionally, Mines has committed approximately $1M in a brand-new teaching lab and teaching-designed platforms to offer students hands-on access to cutting-edge AM technology.

Read the Mines press release here.

Contact the interim program director, Aaron Stebner, for more details.

TMS–MForesight workshop report available for download

ADAPT founding members Craig Brice of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Bryce Meredig of Citrine Informatics were among the 40 leading expert participants in the TMS–MForesight workshop on Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies in October 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Craig Brice also served on the workshop organizing committee.

The goal of the interactive, professionally facilitated workshop was to forecast and brainstorm opportunity areas and enabling technologies related to materials science and engineering innovations that are likely to impact the next wave of U.S. manufacturing. The ideas generated by this workshop are documented in Harnessing Materials Innovations to Support Next Generation Manufacturing Technologies, available for free download through TMS. In addition to presenting thought-provoking insights into the potential future of manufacturing innovation, this technical report outlines actionable pathways and tactics identified to reach that future. This project was organized by TMS, on behalf of MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight.

MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight is a federally-funded consortium focused on enhancing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by providing insights to decision makers on emerging technology trends and related priorities to inform policy and investments in advanced manufacturing. For information on events, projects, and activities, please visit the MForesight website.