Projects

5549 Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) Robotic Arc Directed Energy Deposition (DED) System – Consultative Assistance

Material Process

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... Read More

5564 Trusted Metal Additive Manufacturing Materials

Process

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... Read More

5001.003.002.003 Measurement of Process Gas Flow and Delivered Laser Powder Impact Toward AM Machine Qualification

Material

December 18, 2023

Characterize the impact of gas flow and differences in delivered laser power on the mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V components produced by laser powder bed fusion (PBF-LB)... Read More

5513.001 Thermal Aging Study for Additively Manufactured F357 Aluminum

Material

December 18, 2023

The objective of this program was to enable the use of aluminum alloys for high-temperature applications by understanding the effects of thermal treatments and service temperatures on the... Read More

5557 AM Phase 4, Application Development

Design

November 28, 2023

The objective of this effort is to follow up on the work done in Phase 3 designing an AM-optimized, air-reducing manifold. More specifically, the scope of this project includes updating and... Read More

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

Value Chain

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... Read More

5558 Advanced Composite Assembly Innovation (ACAI)

Design

October 31, 2023

The objective of this project is to demonstrate the HELIOS thermoplastic Ice Protection Technology, as a robust and reliable solution for the aircraft Spinner Dome in three phases. This project... Read More

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

Value Chain

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.,... Read More

5001.002.001.001 Qualification of Additive Aluminum Alloys for High-Temperature Extreme Environments (QUAAL-HT)

Material

October 10, 2023

The primary objectives for this project were to mature an aluminum alloy to meet performance targets for elevated temperature applications and demonstrate candidate alloy in representative part... Read More

5555 Innovations in Robotic Additive Manufacturing Process Planning

Design

October 06, 2023

The objective of this project is to develop a user interface and toolpathing approach that is fully 3D-centric. This will include a variable slicing perspective and a library of intelligent... Read More

5538 Marotta AM Phase 3 Work

Design

September 26, 2023

The focus of this effort was to design and manufacture a powder bed fusion (PBF) replacement of an air-reducing manifold body. The goal was to investigate whether AM is a viable alternative with... Read More

5546 Methods for Additive Manufacturing – Cross Platform Consistency (AM-CPC)

Process

September 21, 2023

Gather data on the mechanical properties of Inconel 718 (INC 718) produced on PBF-LB platforms to:

  • Establish processing pedigree data strategies across platforms
  • Test for... Read More
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