America Makes Announces Three-month Extension of OASIS Challenge Submission Deadline

December 07, 2020 | Categories: America Makes News

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Deadline Moved to March 1, 2021

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. America Makes, with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and GE Research (GE), announce a three-month extension of the submission deadline for the Open Source-Additive Scanning Implementation Strategy (OASIS) Challenge, worth $68K in total funding. Submissions are now due on March 1, 2021.

“The decision to grant a three-month extension was an easy one given the unique dynamics of the year,” said America Makes Executive Director John Wilczynski. “The focus area of this challenge is of great interest and importance to AFRL and the industry at large. With the additional time, we look forward to receiving submissions with even more innovative and synthesized approaches.”

The OASIS Challenge seeks the submission of open-source computer codes and algorithms to help advance laser-based powder bed additive manufacturing (AM).

REVISED Challenge Timeline and Details:

  • Submissions due: March 1, 2021
  • Code language accepted: Python, Java, C# and C++
  • Review and scoring: July 1, 2021
  • Evaluation criteria: Part porosity, tensile strength, ductility, surface finish, geometric fidelity, code quality, code run speed
  • Awards announced: September 7, 2021
  • 1st Place: $25,500
  • 2nd Place: $15,500
  • 3rd Place: $10,500
  • 3 Honorable Mentions: $5,500 each

More information, details, and participant guidelines for the OASIS Challenge can be found at

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About America Makes

Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Comprised of member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, the America Makes membership community is working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. America Makes is the first of eight Manufacturing Innovation Institutes established and program managed by the U.S. Department of Defense as public-private partnerships. America Makes is also a member of the Manufacturing USA® network, which seeks to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing. For more information about America Makes, visit and follow @AmericaMakes on Twitter.

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

About GE Research

GE Research is GE’s innovation powerhouse where research meets reality. We are a world-class team of scientific, engineering and marketing minds working at the intersection of physics and markets, physical and digital technologies, and across a broad set of industries to deliver world-changing innovations and capabilities for our customers. To learn more, visit