AM is creating new possibilities for developing architectural materials, through the design and realization of new geometries of lattice structures. The novel design and build opportunity emerging from the integration of other research programs will create enough knowledge to develop innovative products for industrial partners.
Advancing the capabilities of using architectural materials in AM provides a new opportunity in the field of medical structures. Medical structures (anatomically-shaped medical devices that fit the specific topography of the patient’s hip, jaw, knee, etc) would benefit from the lighter weight materials made using lattice structures to improve heat dissipation in parts such as confocal molds and heat exchangers.
MSAM researchers are collaborating with Mount Sinai Hospital to deploy AM in the area of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and orthopedic.