America Makes announces $500k high-velocity AM project call

January 28, 2022

America Makes, Youngstown, Ohio, USA, has announced a new project call with a total of $500,000 available in project funding. The Leveraging Additive for High Velocity Applications (LAVA) project will seek to mitigate variances in Additive Manufacturing high-velocity product development in order to help advance these capabilities within the domestic supply chain.

While progress has been made to demonstrate the role that AM plays in high-velocity systems, opportunities still exist to gain a better understanding and demonstrate improvements. The LAVA project call is intended to act as an opportunity to advance the domestic supply chain’s capabilities by examining potential improvements in this area. America Makes and the Air Force Research Laboratory are seeking responses that develop and demonstrate model-based approaches to mitigate various factors that result in unacceptable variances in final AM product geometry for high-velocity applications.

“We are excited for this opportunity to address these important issues that influence our ability to improve AM product yield.  This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate and learn how model-based methods can promote product conformance,” stated Dr Brand Ribic, Technology Director at America Makes. “The scope of the project call provides our membership a wide range of potential opportunities to evaluate various AM processes and material systems, and we are excited to continue to address the needs of the DoD [US Department of Defence] and the domestic AM supply chain.”

On February 3, America Makes will host an informational webinar, the registration for which is available here. Further information is also available on the organisation’s website. Full project proposal submissions are due by 5:00 PM EST on March 4, 2022.

www.americamakes.us

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF
 

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • The GRCop story: The development, production and Additive Manufacturing of NASA’s rocket engine alloys
  • Formnext 2023: Innovations in metal Additive Manufacturing from the industry’s leading international exhibition
  • Cybersecurity in Additive Manufacturing: Securing the industry’s future
  • Additive Manufacturing in the jewellery industry: exploring the potential of platinum and titanium
  • Mission possible: The five-year plan to gain FAA and EASA acceptance of in-process monitoring

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Discover our magazine archive…

The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

Browse the archive

Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

  • AM machines
  • Process monitoring & calibration
  • Heat treatment & sintering
  • HIP systems & services
  • Pre- & post-processing technology
  • Powders, powder production and analysis
  • Part manufacturers
  • Consulting, training & market data
View online
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap