Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy

Media report showings of 3Dirigo in Bucksport, Searsport

The Penobscot Bay Pilot advanced free public showings of the world’s largest 3D-printed object, a patrol boat dubbed 3Dirigo, in Bucksport on July 17 and Searsport on July 18. The boat, which was designed and printed at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), is the largest 3D-printed object in the world. […]

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BDN reports on FBRI, middle school collaboration

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release showcasing a research collaboration between UMaine’s Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) and local K–12 teachers. The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program makes research accessible to the community while teaching STEM principles to teachers and elementary and high school students.

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Bangor Daily cites ‘Dirigo Star’ in soliciting time capsule submissions

A Bangor Daily News report soliciting submissions from the public to be included in Maine’s bicentennial time capsule mentioned the Dirigo Star, a 3D printed star donated by the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. The star will sit atop the granite time capsule which will be sited outside the Maine […]

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BDN cites Kelly, Harkins, ASCC partnership in reporting on start-up hub

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Harkins, associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, and Renee Kelly, an assistant vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, in reporting on small local businesses and start-up companies that have benefitted from partnerships with the University of Maine. Two such […]

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Q106.5 notes UMaine record for largest 3D-printed item

Q106.5 FM reported that the University of Maine holds the record for the largest solid 3D-printed item. The boat, 3Dirigo, was printed at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center in 2019 using what was at that time the largest prototype polymer 3D printer. 

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SciTechDaily, Phys.org advance study of h-BN strength co-authored by Yang

SciTechDaily and Phys.org reported on a study co-authored by Yingchao Yang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Maine, that revealed the unexpected strength of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). Yang was a collaborator on the study conducted at Rice University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore prior to his […]

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Media talk with UMaine faculty, students at bridge dedication

News Center Maine spoke with Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine, and former engineering students Cody Sheltra and Anthony Diba about the patented technology developed at UMaine and used in refurbishing the Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden. Diba is a design engineer at AIT Bridges in […]

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Hampden bridge event celebrates UMaine’s groundbreaking research in sustainable, low-cost transportation solutions 

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined Maine Department of Transportation officials, University of Maine researchers, Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT) Bridges and industry partners at the Grist Mill Bridge in Hampden, Maine on May 21 to celebrate the groundbreaking research that is leading the country toward a sustainable, low-cost transportation system of the future. The 75-foot single-span […]

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Mainebiz, 3D Printing reports on Dagher’s testimony to Senate subcommittee

Mainebiz and 3D Printing Industry reported on Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, testifying during the Congressional hearing titled Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Part I: Protecting Our Nation’s Transportation Systems. Dagher spoke before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, […]

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