About AMP

Since 2001, the South Dakota Mines AMP laboratory has been researching advanced materials processing and joining technologies with a technical focus directed towards advancing friction stir welding, laser powder deposition, cold spray and plasma surface engineering. 

Historical Highlights


AMP has over 6000 square feet of dedicated research and development space on the SD Mines campus.

Participating South Dakota Mines Academic Departments


AMP Director
Grant Crawford
Research Director

Phone: (605) 394-5133
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William Arbegast

In Memory Of
William J. Arbegast

Memorial Website

In 2010, the Advanced Materials Processing Center was renamed the Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining Laboratory, in honor of the founding director of the lab, William (Bill) Arbegast who contributed so much its current success.
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