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RFI - Methods & Approaches for Sustainable AM Operations

A request for information (RFI) has been issued from the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes to support the mission of promoting and accelerating the development and deployment of innovative, cost-effective, energy-efficient additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to meet defense and/or commercial needs. This RFI aims to better understand the current state of the AM supply chain and the opportunities, needs, and priorities which will substantiate AM sustainability, robust AM controls, and operational qualification in line with the interests of the domestic AM supply chain. Inputs may be used for developing technical scoping requirements for future project calls, workshops, event themes, etc.

America Makes is looking for inputs from the domestic AM supply chain and the membership to offer perspective on needs that address two topic domains:

  1. Needs and priorities for the development and demonstration of sustainable AM practices and products; and
  2. Needs and priorities for the development and demonstration methods and approaches which deliver validated objective evidence to substantiate robust AM manufacturing operations (operational qualification).

Responses must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Further information is available here.

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