Pitt and General Carbide Partner to Improve Tungsten Carbide Parts via Additive Manufacturing

By Paul Kovach | University of Pittsburgh | Swanson Engineering PITTSBURGH (December 20, 2018) … Tungsten carbide is one of the most versatile metal compounds and is renowned for its durability and strength, making it perfect for cutting tools, boring machines, and surgical instruments. Although its use in Read More »

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Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering-Research Aimed at Enhanced AM Modeling/Simulation Technology and New AM Qualification Standards

  Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering were recently awarded two grants with focus on additive manufacturing (AM). One grant will be used to develop enhanced modeling and simulation technology and the other, development of new qualification standards. (For information about both grants, press here.) Principal Read More »

“Scanning electron micrograph of an Inconel 718 prism cross-section printed with the Optomec LENS 450. The regions of lighter color indicate a Nb-rich precursor to the strengthening phase of Inconel 718.” (Photo courtesy of Erica Stevens, University of Pittsburgh)