Adaptive Additive Technologies Lab
The Adaptive Additive Technologies Lab (AATL), a collaborative research space focused on production of adaptive structures, utilizes additive manufacturing and novel manufacturing processes for production of smart sensors, piezo electrics, dielectric elastomer electroactive polymer actuators, integrated hydraulic components and hydraulic systems modeling. AATL also focuses energy conversion and education and works on the linkage between smart sensors and actuators and industrial IoT applications. Lab space is designed as a working environment for researchers and students and provides multiple 3-D printers, including FDMs and SLAs, as well as high voltage power supplies, electrical testing equipment, optical recording software and general purpose tooling. AATL also includes access to software for design through AutoCAD and ProEngineer, along with finite element software, COMSOL, and lab control and design through LabVIEW.