America Makes and NCDMM announce winners of $850K AM pre-qualification call

May 8, 2024

America Makes, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) have announced the winners of the $850K AM Process Pre-Qualification Open Project Call funded by the Department of the Air Force (DAF) ManTech Office.

Below is the list of award winners and related topic areas for AM Process Pre-Qualifications:

Project 1: AM Process Pre-Qualification

  • Team Lead: Applied Optimization, Inc.
  • Project Team: ASTM International, Lockheed Martin Corporation
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Project 2: Sensor-Based Approaches to [Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion/PBF-LB] Machine Pre-Qualification

  • Team Lead: University of Dayton Research Institute
  • Project Team: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation; The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence; ZEISS Industrial Quality Solutions, LLC

Project 3: Build Area Qualification through Statistical Modeling of Melt Pool and Defect Distribution

  • Team Lead: Sentient Science
  • Project Team: Purdue University

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 programme.

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