A Makerbot 3D printer makes an eagle head during the Additive Manufacturing Lab tour at Discovery Park. 

The University of North Texas received a $10 million line item from the Texas Legislature to help finance the Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing. 

Additive manufacturing is the process of making things out of powder composites such as steel and ceramic by heating and layering the materials, instead of cutting apart a big hunk of metal or plastic.

The center opened in 2018 as part of the Materials Research Facility with three machines. UNT is also working to add a master's degree in additive manufacturing. 

With the additional funding, UNT will create a Texas-based prototype center and expand research in the field.  

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