Project Category: Material

5562.001 Accelerating Additive in DoD Applications of High-Performance Recycled Polymers

June 28, 2024

This project aims to create a cost-effective, sustainable supply chain for rPET suitable for fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing while ensuring it meets the functional performance...

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5566.002 Proliferation of Nickel Superalloy Material Datasets for Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing

June 10, 2024

This material qualification program establishes a statistically valid dataset for high-strength nickel, ABD®900AM allowables for components manufactured using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)...

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5568.001 Maturing AM Technology for C-103 in Hypersonics and Space (MATCHAS)

June 10, 2024

The Maturing AM Technology for Nb-C103 in Hypersonics and Space (MATCHAS) program is addressing critical feedstock supply chains for Nb-C103. This program specifically addresses the cost of...

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5567.005 Build Area Qualification Through Statistical Modeling of Melt Pool and Defect Distributions

May 22, 2024

The objective of the project is to characterize process variability through metallography and X-ray computed tomography (XCT), statistically modeled melt pool dimensions and defect size, and...

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5566.003 Proliferation of AM Material Datasets, Topic 1 – Aluminum Alloy Material Datasets, Generation of Design Allowable Datasets for A7050-RAM Based on MMPDS C/D-basis Guidelines

April 29, 2024

This testing program establishes statistically valid high-strength aluminum, A7050-RAM2, material properties using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) with guidance from the Metallic Materials...

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5001.004.001.002 Fast-Scanning-Mirror Wobble-Enabled Build Schema (Fast-WEBS)

January 29, 2024

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the ability to increase the bulk build rate of LPBFAM Ti64 by 3x, using high-frequency wobble-based thermal manipulation developed by GE Research...

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5549 Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Robotic Arc Directed Energy Deposition (DED) System – Consultative Assistance

January 08, 2024

The objective of this project was to train and support the Army Ground Vehicle Support Center (GVSC) and RIA personnel in operating the DED AM System previously developed. Edison Welding Institute...

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5001.003.002.003 Measurement of Process Gas Flow and Delivered Laser Powder Impact Toward AM Machine Qualification

December 18, 2023

Characterize the impact of gas flow and differences in delivered laser power on the mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V components produced by laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB)...

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5513.001 Thermal Aging Study for Additively Manufactured F357 Aluminum

December 18, 2023

The objective of this program was to enable the use of aluminum alloys for high-temperature applications by understanding the effects of thermal treatments and service temperatures on the...

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5001.002.001.001 Qualification of Additive Aluminum Alloys for High-Temperature Extreme Environments (QUAAL-HT)

October 10, 2023

The primary objectives for this project were to mature an aluminum alloy to meet performance targets for elevated temperature applications and demonstrate candidate alloy in representative part...

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5542.006 High-Temperature Applications Using Additive Manufacturing, Phase 2: Task 6 – Advanced Manufacturing of High-Temperature Nozzle Materials

September 21, 2023

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Perform a development effort to deliver full print parameters for molybdenum (Mo) alloy.
  • Develop a roadmap for the insertion of...

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5542.004 Task 4 – Advanced Nano-Coatings for High-Temperature Applications

September 21, 2023

The purpose of this project is to identify thermally conductive, electrical insulative (TCEI) thin-film coating solutions for heat spreader applications to increase the computational potential of...

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