The Technical Sciences Administration is the University of Oregon’s premiere advanced-manufacturing center. The TSA consist of modern 3D-Printing and Fabrication labs with both units staffed by experts in the field. Our strategic investments in equipment and technology enable us to take on R&D, product development, and distinct prototyping projects with ease. We serve both university and non-university affiliates through our center.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?
"EDUCATE, ENHANCE, EMPOWER" | CORE VALUES
The TSA leverages its unique position in the education setting to use its resources and provide experiential learning opportunities to students.
Customer's product development projects fuel the experience learning opportunity for students at the TSA labs. Students have access to every step of the manufacturing process, which will enable them to gain knowledge regarding the different facets of technical skills and soft skills required to get the job done. Putting students at the center make them a well-rounded individual upon graduation.
"TO BE THE LEADERS IN ENHANCING MANUFACTURING
INTELLIGENCE" | VISION
Our mission is to harness University of Oregon’s nano-to-macro level manufacturing resources to unlock and promote experiential learning opportunities for communities.
fig. custom made titanium headplate attachment for imaging printed using DMG Mori
All processes, in house. The fabrication and 3D-Print lab being under one department allows us to utilize the advantages of both technologies as needed. Validating materials and part quality is key for certain manufacturing projects and the TSA has access to X-ray material/alloy characterization tool and a non-contact laser scanner for quality inspection of manufactured parts. If projects require advanced analysis, the TSA is housed at the Knight Campus with access to shared resources such as an Scan Electron Microscope (SEM) and sub-micron level imaging microscopes.