Advanced Manufacturing


Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? I chose to go to Mines because of the caliber of the university, the new advanced manufacturing program and the
Mines students Julia Harvey and Brett Yoder explain their innovative approach for recycling 3D printer filament.
Through additive manufacturing, a Colorado School of Mines led team is helping the U.S. Army improve performance and lower cost in their ground vehicle fleet
Researchers at Mines, Honeybee Robotics, NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Pioneer Astronautics will build and demonstrate hardware to produce oxygen and steel from lunar regolith.
Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, associate professor of geology and geological engineering, and Craig Brice, professor of practice of mechanical engineering, have been awarded the Ben L. Fryrear Endowed Chair for Innovation and Excellence to drive institutional change at Colorado School of Mines.
The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study that prepares students for the next step in their careers.
The Graduate Transfer Articulation Agreement will allow Advanced Manufacturing Sciences students from MSU Denver to complete graduate degrees at Mines.
Post-processing – the labor intensive, detailed work that must occur after an additively manufactured part is printed before it is ready for use – currently accounts for 46 percent of the cost of metal 3D printing. Overall, metal additive manufacturing is projected to be a $25 billion a year industry by 2025.
Two Mines freshmen are among the makers firing up 3D printers across the state as part of Make4Covid, a coalition of Colorado manufacturers and makers working to provide health care professionals with the equipment they need.
Connor McLean, a master's student in advanced manufacturing, tells us more in this video.