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America Makes Announces New Project Call

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — America Makes is seeking projects for which it will provide up to $8 million in funding with at least $8 million in matching cost share to be provided by the awarded project teams.

The project call award announcement will take place June 12. Projects are expected to get underway in July.

“Today’s announcement marks yet another significant investment in additive manufacturing made available through the Institute,” said Rob Gorham, America Makes director of operations. “With the addition of this project call, along with our most recent directed project opportunity funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory, America Makes will soon have a portfolio worth more than $68 million in public and private funds invested in advancing the state-of-the-art in AM in the United States.”

The latest project call is limited to five technical topic areas of additive manufacturing with subset focus areas: design, material, process, value chain and genome.

Proposals can address one or more technical topic areas, but must address all evaluation criteria.

“This project call demonstrates America Makes’ continued commitment to maturing critical technologies specific to AM, as well as furthering the collective body of knowledge available to our membership that they can leverage for the advancement of our industry at large,” said John Wilczynski, America Makes deputy director of technology development.

To be eligible for the project call, a lead proposer must be an America Makes member by May 1, when the proposals are due. An e-mail notice of intent to submit from the lead proposer of the project team is requested no later than March 25.

Additional information on the project call or how to join America Makes is available at the America Makes website.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.