The Air Force chose to utilize the CTMA Program to conduct demonstrations and evaluations of this innovative inspection technology. Computed Tomography for Quality Control for Additive Manufacturing Parts, is a collaborative initiative that brings industry and the Air Force together to advance warfighter readiness.
The tradition of expediting innovation initiatives that help improve operational efficiency, maintain Air Force readiness, and significantly reduce the time and money that is allocated to a task continues as the Air Mobility Command (AMC) 2d Phoenix Spark Tank Competition, held in October 2019, chose two finalists and three runners-up from the 64 submissions. The first and second place finalists have the opportunity to be one of the finalists for the U.S. Air Force Spark Tank Competition in February 2020. The three runners-up will be considered for implementation by AMC. The additional 59 submissions were forwarded to the Airmen Powered by Innovation (API) program to be considered for implementation at various command levels.