Smart Fabrication Lab
The Smart Fabrication Lab (FabLab) at the University of New Haven is housed in the Tagliatela College of Engineering. The FabLab, led by Dr. Omar Faruk Emon, aims to develop newer materials and systems for additive manufacturing. Its focus areas include additive manufacturing technologies, additive manufacturing of smart polymers, printed electronics, and 3D bioprinting.
Additive manufacturing could be employed to realize need-specific components. Our goal is to develop 3D printing solutions to fabricate them. So, we are working on system development and material development for printing active and responsive components. Our research outcome is expected to provide pathways to “make what is needed” instead of “work with what is available”. We believe that our research would enable on-demand fabrication, adjustment, and repair in numerous applications. We are working to achieve not only the complex geometry of functional components but also a library of active materials to fabricate with them.