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Optomec Receives $1.5M Air Force Contract
The contract is for additive repair of F35 large Titanium integrally bladed rotors or blisks.
Optomec Receives US Air Force Contract for Metal Additive Repairs 
$500K order will extend repair applications for flight-critical engine components.
GE Gets Air Force Airworthiness OK for Metal 3D-printed Engine Part
This F110 component is the first engine component designed for and produced by metal additive manufacturing to be qualified by any US Department of Defense entity.
Senvol Receives Funding from U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for Software
Data-driven machine learning software analyzes the relationships between additive manufacturing process parameters and material performance, company says.
U.S. Air Force to Standardize With  Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM Platform
Siemens expands relationship supporting U.S. Air Force with digital capabilities to innovate in the defense industry.
ExOne Awarded Contract to Develop High-Strength Steel for US Air Force
Parts additively manufactured with AF-9628 are about 20% stronger than conventional AM alloys.
NCDMM and CST Given $9.4M for New Additive Manufacturing Program in Ohio 
MAAM program aims to commercialize large additive manufacturing machine for production of large parts for industrial and defense usage.
Optomec Gets Air Force Contract for Metal Additive System
Optomec's automated will enable production repair of aircraft titanium turbine blades.
America Makes Launches New Challenge with the Air Force Research Laboratory and GE Research
The challenge is a direct call-to-action to the AM industry to solve critical IP issues with a prize pool of $68,000.
NCDMM Recognizes Partners for Project Contributions and Awards Commendation
NCDMM-led projects were recently Honored by the National Association of Manufacturers with 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.
Senvol ML Utilized for U.S. Air Force Multi-laser AM Program
Focus is on qualifying the EOS M400-4, developing baseline mechanical properties and design allowables, and making builds of heat exchangers and hypersonics-relevant parts.
America Makes Welcomes UTEP’s Retiring President to Youngstown
America Makes welcomed Dr. Diana Natalicio, president of The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) on her visit to the Institute August 1, before her retirement later in August. Dr. Natalicio’s successor, Heather Wilson, former U.S. Air Force...
Additive’s Role in Defense
Panelists discuss promise and challenges of implementing AM in the military.
A Campaign to Train Tomorrow’s Workforce
The ACADEMI curriculum is designed to boost additive manufacturing training—and industry savvy.
The Digital Thread: A Digital Stitch in Time
Initiatives are reshaping Lockheed Martin’s original vision for the digital thread.


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