America Makes Announces Winners of $11.7M Project Call

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and America Makes on Wednesday announced the winners of a project call worth a total of $11.7 million.

The Improvements in Manufacturing Productivity via Additive Capabilities and Techno-Economic Analysis directed project call is funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office and the Air Force Research Laboratory.

The objective of the Impact project call is to demonstrate productivity and produce benefits for casting and forging manufacturing via additive manufacturing technologies, execute techno-economic analysis for metal powder additive manufacturing and to bridge component sourcing gaps with additive manufacturing parts for casting and forging applications, a news release states. 

Additionally, the project call seeks innovative solutions in robotic additive manufacturing process planning for continuous fiber-reinforced composite structures.

“This project call addresses the needs of a broad cross-section of our nation’s supply chain, including the casting and forging industry,” said Brandon Ribic, America Makes technology director. “The U.S. government considers metal casting and forgings to be one of the most critical supply chain items to our national defense and economic health. Thus, we see the need for casting and forging operations to seek advanced manufacturing capabilities that can upgrade production capacity, improve throughput, reduce cost and take risks out of the supply chain equation.”

The list of award winners and related topics and projects is available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.