Open House to Showcase NEAT Labs, Additive Manufacturing at UNL

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Optomec Lens 3D Hybrid Machine Tool
Optomec Lens 3D Hybrid Machine Tool

Nebraska Engineering Additive Technology (NEAT) Labs will host an open house and the Great Plains Additive Manufacturing Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Scott Engineering Center on the City Campus in Lincoln.

The NEAT Labs, which will be housed at Scott Engineering Center 126, offer a state-of-the-science regional hub for additive manufacturing technologies and opportunities for high-level collaborations among academia and industry. Capabilities of the technology include powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition hybrid metal additive manufacturing technologies. These systems integrate both additive and subtractive functions that allow the part to be machined as it’s being built – a capability imperative for creating intricate geometries such as lattice structures and complex internal cooling channels for aerospace applications.

In addition to featured speakers, the May 17 event includes a brief program and lab demonstrations from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Guest speakers are M. Alkan Donmez with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Paul Boulware of Edison Welding Institute, Phong Du of the NNSA (Kansas City National Security Campus), Eddie Schwalbach with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Rob Gorham of America Makes and Scott Halliday with Navajo Technical University.

To register for the symposium and/or the open house and lab demonstrations, go online at

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