About

Staff

UofL's AMIST has over 50 faculty, research staff, and students focused on Additive Manufacturing to support research and development programs, industrial services, and provide student instruction in the application of these new technologies. The research engineers and AMIST Core Facility technical staff have over 100 years of experience in AM. Other staff resources include an administrator, technicians, post-doctoral, doctoral, and graduate students. The role of technology transfer and new business development is fueled by interaction with the industrial consortium members and emphasizes the utilization of University resources to enhance job growth. Users gain access to the problem-solving technology as well as continuing research in Additive Manufacturing. Benefits also include access to UofL’s Speed School of Engineering graduates- engineers of the future with training in this state of the art technology.

Headshot of Tom StarrTom Starr

Asst. Director, AMIST
(502) 852-1073
tlstar01@louisville.edu

Headshot of Tim GornetTim Gornet

Manager, AMIST Core
(502) 852-0714
tim.gornet@louisville.edu

Headshot of Gary GrafGary Graf

Technical Services
 Coordinator
(502) 852-0848
gary.graf@louisville.edu

Headshot of Ed TackettEd Tackett

Director, Workforce Development
(502) 852-0848

ed.tackett@louisville.edu

Headshot of Teresa RohrTeresa Rohr

Administrative Specialist
(502) 852-7599

teresa.rohr@louisville.edu

Services

The 3D printing and related services shown below are available to UofL researchers and to members of the AMIST consortium. Contact rpc@louisville.edu to obtain a quote or to join the consortium. Also, professional training services are offered at AMIST Core Facility.

hourly rates
Service UofL Member
Metal and polymer (SLM, EBM, SLS) 120 130
Polymer (FDM, SLA), metallurgy 35 40
Engineering, design 80 90
Project support (UofL only) 40 ---
AMCC training --- 650

Consortium Partners

Currently Active Consortium and One-Time Service Members (January 2012 to Present)

*Charter Member

World-leading Capabilities

The AMIST Core Facility, previously known as the Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC), of the University of Louisville was formed in 1993 as a consortium between the University and five local companies to investigate the new technology of rapid prototyping via laser sintering and its impact on the design cycle. Today our 70+ members have access to world-leading capabilities in Additive Manufacturing (AM) via laser and electron beam power bed processes for metals, plastics and ceramics; ultrasonic additive sheets lamination; plus many ancillary processes and techniques.

The assistance available to join academic/industrial consortium partners has grown from helping companies understand rapid prototyping to aiding members in the entire product development process; conceptual design, material selection, prototyping, tooling, production, applied and basic research. The AMIST Core has the latest software for modeling and part design and capability for reverse engineering existing parts. The AMIST Core combines the expertise of its professional staff and faculty with strategic partnerships.

The AMIST Core currently supports research and development programs in AM and provides student instruction in the application of new technologies. The role of technology transfer and new business development is fueled by interaction with the industrial consortium members and emphasizes the utilization of University resources to enhance job growth. Users gain access to the problem-solving technology as well as continuing research in Additive Manufacturing. Benefits also include access to UofL's Speed School of Engineering graduates- engineers of the future with training in start of the art technologies.