US additive manufacturing (AM) organization America Makes has opened a new center at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), Wichita State University, Kansas.  

‘For more than 30 years, NIAR has made a name for itself as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the United States, providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation manufacturing industries,’ said America Makes executive director John Wilczynski. As our next America Makes Satellite Center, NIAR will have the unique distinction of being our first industry-specific Satellite Center solely focused on advancing the use of additive manufacturing within the aerospace industry.’

NIAR features 20 on-site labs and is home to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) and the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP).

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