Project Category: Value Chain

5567.001 Methods and Approaches for Sustainable AM Operations

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 is 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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5536 – AM to Augment the Casting & Forging Industries

July 24, 2023

The purpose of the project was to convene the U.S. additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem, along with the domestic casting and forging ecosystem to determine opportunities for AM to augment or...

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5521.003 DRIVE AM – Phase 3

July 18, 2023

Train active duty, transitioning soldiers, and DoD personnel to 1) best utilize AM to support maintenance and sustainment activities, and 2) leverage AM to maintain superiority within DoD...

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5001.002.002.003 Best Practices for Additive Manufacturing Part Families Relating to Product Qualification & Certification

July 04, 2023

The primary objective of this project was to define a route to using Family of Parts methodology, such that Q&C can be shared across a number of “similar” parts. The goal of the project...

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