Qualification of Additive Manufacturing (AM) machines and materials
The focus of this Laser Powder Feed Directed Energy Deposition (LPFDED) process-specific is a set of publicly available, statistically substantiated, bulk material property data with a corresponding material and process specification
One-Step Proposal Process
The proposal process for this America Makes Project Call is a one-step process:
A full project proposal, as outlined in the RFP, is due by 5pm ET on Friday, August 29, 2022.
Project Call Announcement and Posting
Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due
Deadline for proposal lead to complete a fully executed America Makes Membership Agreement
Fully Executed NDA with NCDMM (only if proposal contains proprietary information)
Full Project Proposal Submission Due Date (Note: No Concept Paper Submission)
Anticipated Decision and Notification of Project Proposal Teams
Anticipated Date to have ALL Projects on Contract
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Only the project lead must be a member of America Makes.
Yes, teams may submit more than one Project Proposal.
Questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be posted to the America Makes website according to the schedule. Questions asked AFTER the scheduled Q&A session will NOT be addressed.
Yes, but only if they are members. The approval process for foreign-owned entities can take up to 4 weeks to complete, so non-members would not have sufficient time to apply and be approved prior to this deadline.
Federal dollars cannot be spent outside of the United States. It is the Lead / team’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations.
Yes. The proposals will only be reviewed by the evaluation team and each team member signs a confidentiality agreement.
The owning organization should list anything that they are leveraging that is not going to be made available to the membership at the completion of the project. This could be a patent number or a description of the background IP that is being leveraged.
The IP is owned by the organization that developed the IP, however that IP is subject to the rules outlined in the membership agreement.
Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Questions and Answers will be posted here on or before August 10.