America Makes Announces Winners of $1.2M Open Project Call

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining announced the winners of a $1.2 million open project call.

The project call was funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

America Makes held workshops in 2021 and 2022 that resulted in the continued curation of the Additive Manufacturing Technology Roadmap, which was used to identify and formulate the topical areas for the project call.

The work being done by the winners “is instrumental to the technological advancements of tomorrow and can be integrated across diverse industries,” said Brandon Ribic, technology director at America Makes.

“The continuous progress made in research, development and implementation of [additive manufacturing] innovations in the areas of design, materials, processes, genome and value chain that result from these funded projects is paramount to our nation’s competitive advantage,” Ribic said.

Here are the winners and related topic areas:

Topic 1: Design for Dimensional Inspection of Internal Features via In-Situ Process Monitoring

Project 1: Inspection Using In-Situ Height Mapping Data.

  • Team Lead: RTX Technology Research Center.
  • Project Team: Velo3D Inc.

Topic 2: Thermal Manipulations for Processing Improvements

Project 1: Fast Scanning Mirror Wobble Enabled Build Schema.

  • Team Lead: GE Research.
  • Project Team: Johns Hopkins University.

Topic 4: Frameworks for Utilizing Process Monitoring in Conjunction with Ex-Situ Inspection for Qualification

  • Team Lead: R3 Digital Sciences Inc.
  • Project Team: Macy Consulting Inc.; The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence; and University of Louisville Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science & Technology.

Topic 6: ‘Should vs. Could’ Tool and Training

Project 1: America Makes Methods and Approaches for Sustainable Operations.

  • Team Lead: Deloitte Consulting LLP.
  • Project Team: N/A.

Project teams will report on their progress at the America Makes Technical Review and Exchange and other industry events.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.