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March 24, 2021 | Categories: America Makes News
YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. America Makes announces five awardees of two recent Rapid Innovation Calls (RICs) worth $285K in funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing, and Industrial Base Technology Division with $85.5K in matching funds from awarded project teams for total funding worth $370,500. The RICs seek to optimize materials data to foster analytics and advance additive manufacturing (AM) qualification and certification (Q&C).
“Our new RIC process elicited an overwhelming level of response and support from the America Makes membership community with impactful and well-thought-out proposals to address the critical needs of the supply chain,” said Brandon D. Ribic, Ph.D., America Makes Technology Director. “It is exciting to see how these efforts will serve as an important piece of underpinning knowledge that will significantly enhance the supply chain’s efforts to develop qualification and certification standards of AM materials, processes, and products.”
Subject to the finalization of all contractual details and requirements, America Makes selected the following project teams as the RIC awardees in the following three topic domains:
More information about the RICs can be found at americamakes.us/project-calls.
America Makes members and government stakeholders are also encouraged to submit topic(s) for future RICs. As funding becomes available, America Makes will be announcing additional RICs.
About America Makes
America Makes is the nation’s leading public-private partnership for additive manufacturing (AM) technology and education. America Makes members from industry, academia, government, workforce and economic development organizations, work together to accelerate the adoption of AM and the nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Founded in 2012 as the Department of Defense’s national manufacturing innovation institute for AM and first of the Manufacturing USA network, America Makes is based in Youngstown, Ohio and managed by the not-for-profit National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). Visit americamakes.us to learn more.
About Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
AFRL leads the discovery, development, and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space, and cyberspace forces. AFRL is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, home to the Wright brothers and recognized as the birthplace of aviation. AFRL is comprised of Technology Directorates, Functional Directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. For more information about AFRL, visit afresearchlab.com.