The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to evaluate and transition knowledge of commercial metal AM airworthy technology and processes to additively design, develop, and certify hard to source parts for aviation platforms.
Project participants have jointly selected part numbers and materials to advance critical parts to an additive state that will improve the sustainment and readiness issues of a particular legacy aircraft. Partners must have expertise in application of modeling and simulation tools and commercial engineering best practices to make the overall AM process consistent, repeatable, and reliable.
Key to this effort is the capability to develop one airworthy component to be manufactured with material and process data for the Ti6Al4V alloy and advanced AM printers. Phase II of this effort will leverage modeling and simulation tools and commercial engineering best practices to determine the optimal material solutions, processes, and tools to make the overall AM process consistent, repeatable, and reliable.
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).