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AMC development and characterization assets (R) and full-scale dual gantry hybrid manufacturing system (L)
Over the last 70 years our nation has atrophied in its capability to rapidly develop large prototypes and useful reproductions, particularly in the realm of Defense. To maintain our operational advantage, there is a need to develop and maintain an affordable and reliable industrial base for massive-scale prototypes that will be responsive to warfighter needs as well as reduce cost, improve component and system quality, and enhance industrial capability.
Develop an agile advanced manufacturing confluence (AMC) platform to manufacture simple and complex geometry large-scale polymer components in a variety of materials. The platform will utilize the complete physical volume of the platform or simultaneously build a mix of components. To accomplish this, the team is building on the developments in the Phase 1 project to achieve the following:
Center Street Technologies (CST) is building off the Phase I effort to continue to integrate capabilities on its physical and digital AMC platform that serves as a critical test bed for material evaluation and component selection. Investment continues on four pillars of Industrial Controls & Automation, Materials Science, Application Design & Engineering, and Advanced Modeling and Simulation. The overall approach is to identify, configure, demonstrate, and produce through the following tasks under this phase: