Equipment & Resources

UTRGV CAMICS Center has the state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Facilities that support defense manufacturing and renewable energy and manufacturing research and rapid prototyping


EOS M 290 Selective Laser Melting Additive Machine With melt pool monitoring and Industrial 4.0 packages, acquired with UTRGV internal fund. Key components and specifications for the machine are as follows: Laser: 400 W Ytterbium Fiber Laser, Melt pool monitoring package, EOS Connect Industry 4.0 package.

Multiple material types can be processed with high accuracy and surface finish: Ti64, MS1, CMSS, AlF357, AlSi10Mg, 20MnCrZr, MP1, CuCrZr, CuCP, IN718, IN612, 316L, and other metals as requested by industry

Renishaw AM 250 Selective Laser Melting Additive Machine Acquired from PI’s DOD grant.  This also include associated equipment for storage, preparation and recovery of the metal powders, Magic R&D Software, and available parameters for Titanium, Ti6Al4V, Aluminum, AlSi10Mg alloy, CoCr, Stainless steel, Nickel alloys.
KUKA KR 150 R2700-2 6-axis Industrial Robot Acquired with UTRGV fund. Key components and specifications for this machine are as follows: High payload: 90 kg – 300 kg. Rated payload: 150 kg. Maximum reach: 2701 mm, Pose repeatability (ISO 9283): ±0.05 mm, KUKA KR C4 robot controller.
Custom-made configurable femtosecond laser material processing center This system provide capabilities for: Bioprinting, Micromachining, Surface polishing/grinding, and hybrid manufacturing. It is composed of the following parts: Spectra Physics Femtosecond Laser with Max pulse energy: >40 µJ at 200kHz, Laser Galvanometer, Aerotech X-Y-Z stages with nanoscale resolution and submicron level accuracy. Beam delivery optics and calibration accessories, Controller and software which allow to create structures from CAD design
3D System ProJet® HD6000 Stereolithography (SLA) Production Printer from 3D systems.
Custom-made High-Resolution Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Direct Printing System With the following components: a) High Voltage Supply/ Amplifier/Controller; b) The XYZ Motion System c) Thermal Control System with a Maximum Heating Temperature 482o
Thermal Technology LLC DCS 10 Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Acquired by NSF MRI grant. The system is based around the combination of high pressure and rapid heating due to direct current resistance heating of a conductive mold. The DCS 10 system is based around a compact and powerful high current DC power supply designed to provide smooth continuous and pulsed DC power. The other primary component of the DCS process is force supplied by the hydraulic load train. During processing of materials, by either diffusion bonding or sintering when accurate control over both high and low load situations is required, the DCS maintains precise control across the entire spectrum of force. To complement the advanced hydraulics, the DCS features a 4-column load frame design to ensure minimal deflection during pressing thereby providing precise and accurate alignment