At the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, the additive manufacturing laboratory is well equipped . Unique resources are readily available at MSU/CAVS to ensure research success at an accelerated pace, including uniquely-equipped AM machines, mechanical characterization equipment, full-service machine shops, a high-performance computing network/cluster and more. The Additive Manufacturing Laboratory consists of a Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS®) machine with 1 kW Nd:YAG laser source, as well as a Selective Laser Melting (SLM) machine and a 3D Systems Projet 1000 for rapid prototyping. MSU/CAVS is one of only a few universities in the nation with a LENS-equipped Stratonics ThermaViz® dual pyrometer/infrared thermal imaging and control system. This system allows for the real-time collection of infrared images during LBAM and can be utilized for in-situ monitoring and control of part quality.