Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in Tooling and Production

Ford is a leading automotive OEM, with a revenue of $156 billion in 2017 and business all around the world. It is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world. The Tauber team was tasked to work with the Advanced Manufacturing division out of Ford's new Redford facility to increase the adoption of additive manufacturing within Ford.

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Student Team:

Yanan Gong — PhD Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Matthew Hildner — PhD Mechanical Engineering

Megan Liu — EGL (BSE Materials Science and Engineering/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)


Project Sponsor:

Richard Lorenz — Additive Manufacturing Supervisor

Harold Sears — Technical Expert Additive Manufacturing


Faculty Advisors:

John Allison — College of Engineering

Jim Price — Ross School of Business

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