Texas Tech University

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Lab (AMML)


A laser Deposition – Additive Manufacturing Machine

AMLA laser deposition – additive manufacturing machine (laser engineered net shaping LENS 450) has been equipped in room 108A. With this machine, following research activities has been conducted:

  • Laser deposition of metal, ceramic, and composite materials;
  • Fabrication of 3D networking microstructure;
  • Deposition of Nanocomposites (Supported by DoD);
  • Fabrications of Ti-Ag biomedical implants;
  • Ultrasonic vibration-assisted laser deposition;
  • Remanufacturing of high value materials.

A Rotary Ultrasonic Machine

ammlA rotary ultrasonic machine locates in room 108A. With this machine, following research activities has been conducted:

  • Rotary ultrasonic machining (hole making) of composites;
  • Rotary ultrasonic surface machining of hard and brittle materials;
  • Post-processing of high-performance parts made by laser additive manufacturing process;
  • Single abrasive scratching testing for materials removing mechanism.


A Nano-mechanical Testing Machine

AA nano-mechanical testing machine has been equipped in room 111A. With this machine, following research activities has been conducted:

  • Load-bearing testing;
  • Friction and wear testing;
  • Adhesion performance testing;
  • Indentation testing;
  • Lubrication testing;
  • Atomic force microscope imaging.

Two Universal Testers

ammlTwo universal testers locate in room 108A. With these testers, following research activities has been conducted:

  • Tensile testing;
  • Compressive testing;
  • Bending testing.

Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering