QuesTek Innovations LLC is a small business in Evanston, Illinois, that specializes in new materials development. As a small business, QuesTek lacks all the resources necessary for the full material developmental cycle, such as additive manufacturing (AM) equipment and operation expertise.
QuesTek filled this gap using the University of Louisville’s Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC), which has advanced equipment for additive manufacturing. The company also leveraged the world-class expertise of Dr. Thomas Starr, director of the RPC and an internationally recognized leader in development and application of additive manufacturing technologies.
"In partnering with the RPC, QuesTek has greatly benefitted from the extensive AM facilities and significant background research in AM processing of metals that the RPC possesses," said
David Snyder, Senior Materials Development Engineer at QuesTek Innovations LLC.
"This partnership has greatly accelerated our research into the development of advanced stainless steels for use in production of novel, complex parts by additive manufacturing."