America Makes Announces Two Additive-Manufacturing ProjectsDecember 21, 2018
America Makes, a Youngstown, OH-based additive-manufacturing accelerator, announced that research and development teams led by GE Global Research, Arizona State University and the International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence were selected to participate in two projects funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.
GE Global Research, in conjunction with the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University and GE Additive, was chosen to help develop a commercially available powder-bed-fusion 3D printer capable of large-scale additive manufacturing. The project entails developing an open source, multi-laser manufacturing research platform to form complex shapes made from a multitude of alloys.
A second project was awarded to teams led by Arizona State University and the International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence to advance post-processing techniques used in additive manufacturing. This project involves determining best practices to expand the use of selective laser melting to make critical parts for the Air Force.
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