America Makes has made two new project calls covering ways to improve additive manufacturing (AM) materials data and qualification/certification efforts within the supply chain.

The projects are funded with US$100K in total funding from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the organization said.

The first project will focus on developing a searchable and scalable AM materials database capable of compiling mechanical/physical property data, as well as related pedigree information, from more than 75 America Makes projects, with the goal of improving data management and analytics.

The second project involves the US National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) and reportedly builds upon previous efforts to develop reference materials and resources for process monitoring instrumentation in commercial AM metal systems. The goal is to create a body of documentation to improve performance, benchmarking, and qualification/certification of AM products. This call has a cost share requirement of 25%, America Makes reports.

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