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Jan. 8, 2024

Institutes Play Increasing Role in Driving Economic Impact

Several of the 17 institutes in the Manufacturing USA network are often key players in convening stakeholders for their region’s economic development. Two of the institutes received significant funding from the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Agency (EDA) Build Back Better (BBB) initiative, and three institutes recently received EDA grants associated with the CHIPS and Science Act. Another institute’s host received a grant from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) funding from the CHIPS and Science Act.

Nov. 14, 2023

NCDMM, America Makes Awarded Contract Increases

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes are proud to announce that both have received substantial ceiling increases on their major government contract vehicles.

Nov. 8, 2023

America Makes Announces Winners of IMPACT Project Call Totaling $11.7M

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes are proud to announce the winners of the “Improvements in Manufacturing Productivity via Additive Capabilities and Techno-Economic Analysis (IMPACT)” directed project call funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office (OSD(R&E)) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), worth a total of $11.7M.

Nov. 6, 2023

America Makes Announces ‘DoD Organic Industrial Base Modernization Challenge’ Project Call

America Makes, in cooperation with our fellow Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MII) and the OSD Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech), is proud to announce the Department of Defense (DoD) Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Modernization Challenge Project Call addressing dual-use applications that are responsive to the specific needs of the DoD and the domestic manufacturing industry. The DoD expects to award up to $2.5M in funding for this challenge with individual project budgets not to exceed $500K.

Aug. 21, 2023

America Makes Honors 2023 Award Recipients

America Makes, the Department of Defense’s manufacturing innovation institute for additive manufacturing (AM), proudly announced the recipients of its 2023 Ambassador Awards and Distinguished Collaborator Award at the annual Members Meeting and Exchange (MMX) held on August 15-16 in Canfield, Ohio.

Aug. 15, 2023

America Makes Announces Two Project Calls Worth Nearly $12M in Funding

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes have announced two new open project calls funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office (OSD (R&E)), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) worth a total of $11.75M. This is the largest funding opportunity launched by America Makes since its inception in 2012. Each project call has two areas of focus. One award is anticipated for each topic area with the maximum request for funding varying depending upon the topic being addressed.

Aug. 15, 2023

Tech Official Says Manufacturing Advances Are Key to National Security

Advances in manufacturing capabilities are critical to the Defense Department's overall national security strategy, a senior Pentagon technology official said today. Steven G. Wax, acting deputy chief technology officer for science and technology, underscored the role of manufacturing in providing the U.S. military with capabilities to deter conflict or persevere in conflict if deterrence fails.

July 17, 2023

America Makes and ANSI Publish Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing Version 3.0

Today, America Makes and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced the publication of the Standardization Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing, Version 3.0, developed by the America Makes and ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC). The roadmap describes the current and desired future standardization landscape for additive manufacturing (AM) and focuses on industrial market sectors using AM technologies. A total of 141 standardization gaps (including 60 new gaps) are identified with corresponding recommendations across the AM lifecycle areas of design; precursor materials; process control; post-processing; finished material properties; qualification and certification; nondestructive evaluation; maintenance and repair; and data. The hope is that the roadmap will be broadly adopted by the user community to facilitate a more coordinated approach to the future development of AM standards.

July 10, 2023

America Makes Announces Open Project Call Worth $6.4M in Funding

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes have announced a new open project call funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office (OSD (R&E)), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) worth a total of $6.4M. The number of anticipated awards and maximum funding will vary depending on the topic area being addressed.

June 6, 2023

NCDMM Celebrates 20 Years of Trust, Collaboration, Results

For the past two decades, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) has been on a mission to ensure the U.S. warfighter always has a superior advantage. As NCDMM recognizes its 20th anniversary this year, the organization is reflecting on its journey from past to present.