America Makes Announces Winners of Project Totaling $5.7M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining on Monday announced the winners of the $5.7 million Proliferation of Additively Manufactured Material Datasets project call.

The project, funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office and the Air Force Research Laboratory, aims to rapidly increase the number and type of pedigreed, statistically based and industrially relevant additive manufacturing material datasets.

Award recipients are required to collaborate with small businesses to bolster applicable learnings, best practices and data to benefit and address the needs of the broader additive manufacturing supply chain.

“The awardees will be advancing our domestic manufacturing capability with the development and delivery of these material datasets. Aluminum and nickel-based alloys are pivotal in lightweight design and elevated temperature applications across the aerospace, automotive, defense and energy sectors,” said Brandon Ribic, technology director at America Makes. “The rigor necessary to generate such pedigreed, statistically based material data is incredibly demanding. The outcomes of these efforts will be a substantial contribution to the AM design community.”

Here are the award winners and related topic areas:

Topic 1: Aluminum Alloy Material Dataset

Generation of Design Allowable Datasets for A7050-Ram Based on MMPDS C/D-Basis Guidelines.

  • Team Lead: Elementum 3D Inc.
  • Project Team: Battelle, Castheon Inc., Dyndrite Corp., Eaton Corp., EOS North America, Incodema Inc., National Institute for Aviation Research, Product Evaluation Systems Inc., The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research.

Topic 2: High-Temperature Nickel-Based Superalloys

Proliferation of Nickel Superalloy Material Datasets for Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing.

  • Team Lead: Electric Power Research Institute.
  • Project Team: Alloyed Inc., Citrine Informatics, Product Evaluation Systems, Siemens Energy Inc., The Boeing Co., The Barnes Global Advisors.

In addition, funds were allocated to Wichita State University National Institute of Aviation Research and Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory for data review and documentation and strategic data management development.

Project teams will report on their progress at the America Makes Technical Review and Exchange and other industry events during the execution phase of the program.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.