America Makes Proliferation of AM Material Datasets Project Call

Additive Manufacturing

Proliferation of AM Material Datasets, is offering a total of $5.75M in funding through OSD(R&E) and the AFRL. Recognizing there are additional material systems beyond Ti-6Al-4V that can benefit the AM industry, this project call aims to increase the number and type of pedigreed, statistically based, and industrially relevant AM material datasets. The RFP also looks to encourage the proliferation of these learnings, practices, and data to a more expansive cross-section of the AM supply chain by requiring partnerships with small businesses.

The Proliferation of AM Material Datasets RFP is also separated into two topic areas:

  1. Topic 1: Aluminum Alloy Material Dataset ($2.875M)
  2. Topic 2: High-Temperature Nick-Based Superalloys ($2.875M)

“This project is a great opportunity for America Makes and our members to lay the foundation for ground-breaking development and incorporation of alloy-based refractory metals, which are extraordinarily resistant to heat and wear, into AM applications used in the aerospace, defense, and energy industries,” states John Martin, Additive Manufacturing Research Director at America Makes. “Additionally, data and best practices formulated and shared as a result of this project will help expand the AM supply chain through the inclusion of smaller businesses from across the country.”

Project call timeline:

  • Launch: Tuesday, August 15
  • Kickoff Webinar: August 15 at MMX (Registration Required)
  • Questions Due from Proposers about Scope or Approach: August 22
  • Membership Eligibility Deadline: September 14
  • Submission Deadline: September 29 by 5 p.m., ET
  • Anticipated Awards Announcement: October 30