Project Category: Value Chain

5554.006 Additive Manufacturing to Address Component Sourcing Gaps

July 11, 2024

To develop a validated, modular, techno-economic framework adaptable to various metal AM modalities to assess the feasibility of using AM to “bridge” casting and forging supply chain gaps, a...

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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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5567.003 Sensor-Based Approaches to LPBF Machine Pre-Qualification

May 22, 2024

This project seeks to utilize sensor-based data sets, correlated to gas flow characterization, to pre-qualify machines and manufacturers to enable quality parts across the additive manufacturing...

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5567.001 Methods and Approaches for Sustainable AM Operations, Operational Qualification (OQ)

February 23, 2024

Wichita State University National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU NIAR) has composed a program that will establish a sustainable OQ process to be widely implemented within the organic and...

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5554.007 Techno-economic Analysis to Bridge Casting and Forging Sourcing Gaps with AM

February 22, 2024

The objective of this project is to create a tool that provides a TEA framework for when, where, and how to utilize AM technologies to bridge gaps in component sourcing. This tool will cover four...

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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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5528.001 AURA TrustedAM™ Mark I Endpoint Assessment Activity

January 25, 2024

The goal of the project was to provide a means for AM machines in the DoD to connect to an IT system using an encrypted secure digital device without having to qualify or certify via ATO/RMF (risk...

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5001.004.001.001 Frameworks for Utilizing Process Monitoring in Conjunction with Ex-situ Inspection for Qualification

November 27, 2023

The goal of the project was to foster conditional inspection practices by evaluating different in-situ monitoring framework qualities and features for their ability to predict post-build...

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5001.003.001.004 Characterization of Transient Phenomena Impacting In-Situ Molten Pool Temperature Measurement for AM of Reactive Metals

October 11, 2023

The objectives of this project were to demonstrate a method to measure the melt pool emission spectra routinely, accurately, and in near-real-time during LPBF processing of reactive metals (e.g.,...

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5001.003.001.003 AM Materials Safety Training

August 28, 2023

The objective of this work was to create and deliver training materials that facilitated the quick training of existing and future experts on the lifecycle of AM...

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5001.003.002.004 – Rapid Print Characterization for Machine Qualification and Equivalency

August 22, 2023

The objective of this project is to develop streamlined post-part characterization and in-situ data monitoring processes that can rapidly inform machine variation and process equivalency across...

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5527.001 SIMBA Chain Additive with Knowledge (AWK)

August 21, 2023

The goals of the project were summarized according to three main objectives. The first of these was matching a part to a viable additive method for part production. The next was leveraging machine...

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