Project Announcement: Qualification and Certification of Metal Additive Manufacturing to Replace Hard to Source Repair Parts

The US Army and Navy is partnering with industry and academia on an initiative to advance the state of the art of commercial metal AM technologies, tools, and processes to explore the development of common standards and formats to qualify and certify large metal AM parts for use in equipment and products across commercial and military sectors.  Project participants have jointly selected part numbers and materials from problematic castings that have limited or extinct US sourcing but can be replaced with metal AM alternatives. The effort will provide a unique, adaptable, and cost-effective approach using DED commercial best practices and methods.

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