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Tag: Additive Manufacturing

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.

June 22, 2023

Pentagon Exhibit Highlights Efforts to Speed Innovation, Invention

Pentagon employees got a chance to view some of the projects that will speed up innovation and invention in the department at a DOD Manufacturing Technology Program exhibition yesterday.

May 31, 2023

America Makes Awards Funding Opportunity to Colorado School of Mines

America Makes is proud to announce that the Colorado School of Mines (CSOM) has been awarded $250K in funding by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through a recent project call titled Methods for AM Cross-Platform Consistency (AM-CPC).

May 12, 2023

Make it Where You Need It - OSD Program Funds Technology to Enable Point-of-Need Manufacturing

The Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) has announced the winners of the first-of-its-kind "Point of Need Challenge Pitch Event" for solutions to support forward-deployed forces in austere environments. Held March 8-9 at the ARM Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., the event showcased technologies generated by member companies of the Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs). DoD launched nine MIIs between 2012 and 2021, each focused on a particular critical technology, to help revitalize U.S. domestic manufacturing capability.

Aug. 12, 2022

America Makes Announces Three New Project Calls Totaling $4.6 Million in Awards

America Makes announces three new project calls today which will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) and offer a new way for the supply chain to engage in the Institute.  Several actionable focus areas are aligned to each project call, including materials data, process monitoring, data management as well as education and workforce development.

July 25, 2022

Additively Manufactured Hardware Produced Under the AMNOW Program Undergoing Flight Test on Operational Aircraft

Two additively manufactured (3D printed) cargo links were installed on two operational MH-47G aircraft at Fort Campbell, KY in support of an extended flight test program. The cargo links were manufactured from a high-strength aluminum alloy 7A77 under NCDMM’s AMNOW program and represent the first Army-developed metallic AM aircraft parts to be flown on Army aircraft.

June 7, 2022

Faster, Cheaper, Stronger: Navy Engineers Discuss Impact of Additive Manufacturing at NSWC Dahlgren Division

Mechanical engineers have for decades relied on physical prototyping to catch issues from the conceptual design stage, reduce future risk and speed delivery of the final product. The future of prototyping may be a little different thanks to the groundbreaking work currently underway at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD).“We

March 1, 2021

Naval Postgraduate School and Xerox Collaborate to Advance Additive Manufacturing Solutions

In January 2021, the Department of Defense published its first-ever Additive Manufacturing Strategy to “provide a shared set of guiding principles and a framework for [additive manufacturing] technology development and transition to support modernization and Warfighter readiness” across the military.

June 16, 2020

Maintenance fab flight awarded Squadron Innovation Funds for 3D printer

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Youngstown Air Reserve Center website — The 910th Maintenance Group was recently awarded $72 thousand to advance its additive manufacturing capabilities through the purchase of an AON3D printer.

April 28, 2020

DLA expands DOD additive manufacturing tool in fight against COVID-19

A Defense Logistics Agency tool that consolidates the Defense Department’s technical data packages for advance manufacturing could be a new weapon in the battle against COVID-19.