America Makes Announces Project Call Worth $6.6M in Funding

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining announced a new open project call worth a total of $6.6 million.

The project call, Improvements in Manufacturing Productivity via Additive Capabilities and Techno-Economic Analysis 2.0 (Impact 2.0), consists of two areas of focus and aims to demonstrate lead time, productivity and yield improvements for casting and forging manufacturing operations using additive manufacturing technologies. 

Seven awards are anticipated, with the maximum request for funding varying depending upon the specific topic area. The project is funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program.

“Over the last two decades, the U.S. casting and forging industry has faced challenges related to capability and capacity,” said John Martin, additive manufacturing research director at America Makes. “This poses a significant obstacle in acquiring essential components for critical weapons and support platforms, making it of vital importance to defense and economic stability.”

Martin said the project “will ultimately enable our members and project teams to research, develop, and implement advanced solutions in the C&F sector and mitigate risks to the supply chain that impact defense and the economy.”

For more information and guidelines, or to submit a proposal, click HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.