ADAPT Modular Powder Bed Fusion Education and Research Environment (AmPERE)

The AmPERE is a student-built powder bed fusion (PBF) printer designed for studying the effects of process parameters that cannot typically be varied by users of industrial PBF printers. These parameters include scan strategies, laser power, laser spot size and material spreading. It was designed to print steels, nickel-based super alloys, aluminum alloys and titanium alloys. The build volume is 100 x 100 x 40 mm, and minimum layer thickness is 0.040 mm.