MIT Launches ADAPT Consortium for Additive Manufacturing
MIT, which has been responsible for several major 3D printing breakthroughs in various departments, has announced that is has formed a new industry-facing consortium called the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT). The consortium’s major focus will be on additive manufacturing, and is based on four key pillars: visionary research, scalable education platforms, actionable strategic insights, and a vibrant academic-industry ecosystem based at MIT.
ADAPT will begin several exploratory research projects involving faculty and graduate students this month. It will also accelerate the establishment of a new advanced additive manufacturing laboratory at MIT and host members-only events and flagship symposia.
ADAPT is being directed by Professor A. John Hart, who also leads MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity and oversees the design and manufacturing facilities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
ADAPT’s founding members include ArcelorMittal, Autodesk, BigRep, Bosch in North America, Dentsply Sirona, EOS, Formlabs, General Motors, Mimaki Engineering Company, Protolabs, Renishaw and Volkswagen Group.
The members of the ADAPT consortium celebrated its official kickoff at the formnext exhibition in November, and will meet again at MIT in the spring of 2019.
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December 5, 2018 at 04:15PM