AMARII Announces Call for Advanced Manufacturing Projects

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Research Innovation Institute has announced a call for advanced manufacturing projects.

Project ideas can encompass manufacturing, machining, process improvement, automation, supply chain enhancement, energy and energy efficiency, technology enhancement, cost reduction, etc. 

Priority consideration will be given to ideas that demonstrate the ability to:

  • Advance manufacturing technologies;
  • Promote job growth and retention;
  • Strengthen economic competitiveness for businesses in the Mahoning Valley.

Projects will be assessed to determine if AMARII can identify potential funding sources such as the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Office of Economic Adjustment, as well as state, regional and local funding.

Project ideas must be submitted HERE by Feb. 15. Questions about the program can be submitted through the Contact page on AMARII’s website.

Projects that received funding in the fiscal year 2023 budget include:

  • $10 million for liquid hydrogen refueling systems to enable improvements in producibility and affordability of emerging components of Army platforms; 
  • $10 million for nanocomposite coatings for advanced research to conduct applied research to address warfighter protection and performance concerns;
  • $5 million for solid oxide fuel development to build the power architecture necessary to support the next generation of combat vehicles;
  • $5 million for automated integrated metrology for research and development on digital metrology; 
  • $5 million for direct ink writing of advanced thermoset materials for development of state-of-the-art ink extrusion methods for 3D printers;
  • $10 million for advanced air mobility for development, training and deployment of low-altitude airspace management;
  • $5.2 million for additive manufacturing training to support education and workforce efforts in 3D printing.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.