America Makes Seeks Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain Information

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – America Makes is soliciting information to promote and accelerate the development and deployment of innovative, cost-effective, energy-efficient additive manufacturing technologies.

America Makes has leveraged a national collaborative ecosystem to advance the readiness level of additive manufacturing technologies and energize the knowledge base, skills and training available for the domestic supply chain to meet defense and/or commercial needs.

The Request for Information: Methods and Approaches for Sustainable AM Operations aims to better understand the state of the additive manufacturing supply chain and the opportunities, needs and priorities that will substantiate sustainability, controls and operational qualification in line with the interests of the domestic supply chain. 

Information gathered through the RFI may be used for project calls, workshops, event themes, etc.

America Makes is seeking perspectives from its membership and supply chain stakeholders on two topics:

  • Needs and priorities for the development and demonstration of sustainable additive manufacturing practices and products;
  • Needs and priorities for the development and demonstration methods and approaches that deliver validated objective evidence to substantiate robust additive manufacturing operations (operational qualification).

Responses to the RFI are not limited to certain additive manufacturing technologies, processes or materials. The deadline to submit responses is 5 p.m. May 12. Respondents do not need to be an America Makes member to participate.

More information and RFI guidelines are available HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.