Anisotropic Multiphysics Sensing Systems
for Layered Materials
Cameron J. Turner, John C. Steuben, and Douglas L. Van Bossuyt
Summary: A method to detect physical properties of layered materials
Description: The anisotropic (i.e., direction dependent) multi-physics behaviors of
layered materials may be utilized to measure other physical properties of objects
that are produced using a variety of manufacturing techniques in a non-
destructive manner. In particular, researchers at the Colorado School of Mines
have developed a methodology by which the properties of layered material
objects may be readily determined by simple electrical measurements.
Main Advantages of this Invention
 Cost-effective
 Non-destructive
 Easy test to administer
Potential Areas of Application
 Quality assurance for objects constructed via 3D printing
 Process qualification for low-run layered manufacturing production
 Prognostic health management for in-service layer-manufactured
ID number: 14039
Intel ectual Property Status: US utility patent pending (application #14/747,695)
Opportunity: We are seeking an exclusive or non-exclusive licensee for marketing,
manufacturing, and sale of this technology.
For more information contact:
William Vaughan, Director of Technology Transfer
Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois Street, Guggenheim Hall Suite 314, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-2555; e-mail: