Advanced Manufacturing

If humans are going to establish a long-term presence on the Moon, they’ll need resources – and more than just water and oxygen. They’ll need metals, minerals and other materials sourced not only from Earth but also the lunar surface itself.
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, a group of local high school teachers spend part of their summer break getting hands-on training in additive manufacturing.
Led by Mechanical Engineering's Veronica Eliasson, Mines researchers have found a way to make Direct Ink Writing, an expensive 3D-printing process for specialty materials, more accessible.
Owen Hildreth, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has developed a low-cost chemical post-processing method to cut the cost and time required to get a component to a useable state.
An interdisciplinary team of Mines faculty and students is working to develop strategies to implement 3-D printing faster and more efficiently within the U.S. Army’s ground vehicle fleet.
Why did you choose to come to Mines? What have you enjoyed most about being here? My first interaction with Mines was as an industry researcher. I was working with Mines faculty to solve some problems
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.