America Makes Announces Winners of Maturation of Additive Geometric Management Approaches for High Mach Applications (MAGMA) Project Call

Mar 2, 2022

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO. America Makes announced today the awardees of the recent Maturation of Additive Geometric Management Approaches for High Mach Applications (MAGMA) Project Call. Subject to the finalization of all contractual details and requirements, America Makes has selected a team led by Boeing as the recipient of the MAGMA funding. The team also includes RPM Innovations Inc. and Hexagon. 

The MAGMA project totals $500,000 in funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Technology Division, to further advance the maturation of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for high Mach applications.

We are so pleased by the support of our membership to advance the supply chains understanding of AM technologies for a variety of high Mach applications,” said Brandon D. Ribic, Ph.D., America Makes Technology Director. These efforts will serve to benefit the manufacturing of a wide variety of products which feature complex geometric features.  It is anticipated important lessons learned from these efforts will help to improve yield of complex structures incorporating AM components. 

The topic for MAGMA was Production of Acceptable Relevant Product Geometries, and it was announced on October 19, 2021. MAGMA is a part of the statement of work for Hypersonics Enabling Additive Manufacturing, which is being led by America Makes.

More information about the project can be found here.

America Makes members and government stakeholders are also encouraged to submit topic(s) for future project calls. America Makes will announce future projects as funding becomes available.  

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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.

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