3D Printing

O'Neill and Boyle at equipment in lab.

Alumnus Jim O’Neill sees how investments translate to scholarship during visit to campus

Jim O'Neill, a prominent alumnus and supporter of Mizzou Engineering, had the opportunity to see how his investments are translating into scholarship during a visit to campus on Sept. 17.

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3D printing lab to provide new opportunities for students, faculty

Mizzou Engineering is ramping up efforts to train students to use 3D printing and encourage faculty to find new ways to apply the technology.

Michael Absheer

In the Fight to Contain COVID-19, MU Makes its Own Testing Swabs

The new 3D printers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering have been given colorful nicknames, ranging from the enticing PiquantPelican to the down-and-dirty FreshSlug. The nicknames are fitting, because the printers are cranking out a product that is highly coveted for an unpleasant task — coronavirus testing swabs.

Professor Guoliang Huang

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A cloak is a coating material that makes an object indistinguishable from its surroundings or undetectable by external field measurements.

Jack Allen, Stewart Aldrich, JD Peiffer and Chris Scully of the 3-D Printing Club

3D Printers in Service to Others

A Mizzou student organization based in the College of Engineering recently has completed a pair of projects designed to help others. The 3D Printing Club (3DPC), which is open to any current student or employee of the university, had planned to ship a prototype of a prosthetic hand to a charity in India and did install a tactile map of the northwest section of campus in front of the south entrance to Jesse Hall in December.