Portfolio Status: Projects In Progress

5541 Delta Qualification Innovation (DQI) for Ti-6Al-4V Laser Powder Bed Fusion

February 23, 2024

This project will demonstrate a delta qualification approach for statistical equivalency of static allowable data and develop a statistical database and framework that provides A/B basis...

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5541 Demonstration of Novel Methods for Effective AM Process Qualification/Requalification

February 23, 2024

The objective of this project is to develop an effective, streamlined process for requalifying laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) Ti-6Al-4V and any components manufactured from this material after the...

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5567.002 Accelerating Control and Certification: Enhancing Laser-PBF and Electron Beam-PBF Operation Quality via Real-time Analytics, Technological Integration, and Experimental Platforms for a Resilient Supply Chain (ACCELERATE)

February 23, 2024

The team aims to establish a reliable OQ framework for electron beam power bed fusion (E-PBF) and L-PBF, in line with the Air Force’s specifications, DoD Instruction 5000.93. To achieve this,...

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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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5541 Applying Machine Learning to Enable Effective Additive Manufacturing Process Qualification/Re-Qualification

February 20, 2024

This project will demonstrate an approach to AM allowables and delta qualifications that leverages AM’s digital nature with machine learning (ML). ML has successfully demonstrated effectiveness...

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Raytheon Technologies

5562 Powder and Process Optimization for Sustainable Additive Manufacturing (POSAM)

February 16, 2024

The Powder and Process Optimization for Sustainable Additive Manufacturing (POSAM) program will demonstrate several approaches to energy reduction in PBF-LB part production. Efficiency gains from...

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5554.004 Maturation of Ceramic 3D Printed Shell-based Investment Casting Foundry Capabilities of the 76th CMXG at Tinker AFB

February 01, 2024

The objective of this project is to mature the ceramic 3D printing capabilities of the 76th CMXG at Tinker AFB from a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) of...

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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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5554.001 Transitioning Best Practices and Technology Improvements for 3D Printed Molds/Cores for Sand Castings

January 29, 2024

The primary objective is to improve the casting quality of parts produced with AM sand molds by evaluating and implementing measures to improve surface roughness, minimize dimensional variations,...

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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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5564 Trusted Metal Additive Manufacturing Materials

January 05, 2024

The overarching objective is to unify the metal AM industry through the development and demonstration of an RDT and associated open-source analysis tools. Trusted Metal will develop an RDT capable...

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