Argonne National Laboratory

Metal Additive Manufacturing
As a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, Argonne provides an integrated approach to solving the materials challenges of metal additive manufacturing.

The Challenge

Currently, trial and error consumes much of the time expended in the metal AM design and production process. This is inefficient, expensive, and often results in parts that vary in quality. Because AM techniques are new and are comprised of highly dependent, related technologies, manufacturers would benefit from scientifically integrated, cross-disciplinary technology and access to advanced research facilities to deliver:

  • More reliable material behavior prediction
  • Reduced parameter variation
  • Faster synthesis
  • Less material excess and waste
  • Defect-free, certifiable parts

Argonne Delivers Scientific Expertise and Research Capability

Argonne National Laboratory is helping those who rely on metal additive manufacturing improve part quality/reliability and process efficiency. As a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, Argonne is uniquely positioned to provide an integrated approach to solving the materials challenges of metal AM. The lab's capabilities include:

The Benefits

By working with Argonne, industry partners can boost productivity and enhance their parts predictability and reliability through a deeper understanding of materials’ microstructure formation and growth.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

John Harvey

Aaron Greco

Lead Researchers

Aaron Greco

  • Principal Materials Scientist
  • Energy Systems

Michael North

  • Group Leader & Principal Computer Scientist
  • Global Security Sciences

Tao Sun

  • Assistant Physicist
  • X-ray Science