Project Announcement: 3D Printing for Improved Maintenance and Sustainment of Shipyards – Phase III

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to utilize commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) metal 3D printing technology to support maintenance and sustainment requirements with reliable, repeatable, and timely repair parts.

The overall objective of the initiative is to:

  • Demonstrate rapid manufacturing of repair parts in support of maintenance and sustainment
  • Establish how the organization can deliver capability quickly to maintenance and sustainment activities by leveraging commercial technologies and achieve a greater return on investment than traditional approaches
  • Demonstrate how the commercial market, working with the government, can bring concepts and capabilities to the government that create value, lower cost and increase mission success

Phase III will be focused on penetration of the government partner’s organization such that, from shop floor to technical warrant holders, the staff are in a position to take action when systems and resources are brought online to utilized 3D printing. In addition, the industry partner will conduct trial fabrication of functional parts for MRO work, possibly in parallel with traditional supply chain solutions.  This will be done to create and assess the 3D printing workflow.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).