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Tecnológico de Monterrey opens new AM laboratory in Mexico

The Core Lab for Additive Manufacturing is situated within the Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing (IAMSM) and is equipped with cutting-edge technology

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In recent news reported by Mexico Now, Tecnológico de Monterrey, a private, non-profit educational institution dedicated to higher education within Mexico, has inaugurated the Core Lab for Additive Manufacturing. Situated within the Institute of Advanced Materials for Sustainable Manufacturing (IAMSM), the laboratory now stands within the Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (PIIT).

Located in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, the Core Lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology, geared toward fostering and advancing research endeavors and technology transfer activities in the domains of additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The ultimate objective is to stimulate innovation, cultivate technology-centric enterprises, and fortify the supply chain in the northeastern region of Mexico.

In a strategic partnership with GE Additive, the laboratory extends an array of industrial solutions designed to enhance productivity and performance metrics, while simultaneously reducing development and validation timelines.

Moreover, the facility is dedicated to the cultivation of highly specialized human capital proficient in additive manufacturing techniques. These individuals will be tasked with identifying and crafting scalable technological solutions that bear a positive impact on society, facilitated through technology transfer and industrialization initiatives.

Within the Core Lab’s purview, researchers will be engaged in multifaceted activities encompassing component design, process simulation, validation, and the conduct of experimental analyses of both processes and components.

The Core Lab, in conjunction with IAMSM and GE Additive, aims to foster a dynamic technological ecosystem, one that harmoniously integrates industry, academic institutions, technology providers, and end-users. This initiative seeks to solidify its research and innovation status concerning the development of materials and industrial functional prototypes.

The ceremony marking the official opening of the Core Lab was presided over by José Alfredo Pérez, General Director of the Nuevo León Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer. Joining him were esteemed individuals including Mario Adrian Flores, Vice President of Campus Monterrey Region and Vice President North Region of Tecnológico de Monterrey; Guillermo Torre, Rector of TecSalud and Vice President of Research Support Areas at Tecnológico de Monterrey; and Gabriel Arreola, Site Operations Manager & Government Relations at GE Aerospace.

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