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.
Using the CH-47 Chinook helicopter as a surrogate, an industry partner will advise the DOD on application of the modeling and simulation tools and commercial engineering best practices to make the overall AM process consistent, repeatable, and reliable. This approach will help inform the DOD of a new AM process that improves efficiency and reduces costs for designing, developing, and certifying metal AM parts that meet military airworthiness standards.
In Phase III, the industry partner will propose design for AM concepts and perform AM build simulation and compensation to support iterative prototype builds for a specific part selected in Phase II. Additionally, the team will work to apply the AM process to an aviation doubler as a use case to determine the Return on Investment (ROI) for building AM structures for AM repair.
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 9/12/23.
We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).