America Makes has announced the winners of its US$68,000 Open-source Additive Scanning Implementation Strategy (OASIS) Challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to develop open-source computer codes and algorithms in order to improve the structure, surface and geometric properties of components produced for laser-based powder bed additive manufacturing (AM).

‘[T]he proprietary nature of commercial scan strategies inherently pose difficulties,’ said America Makes executive director John Wilczynski. ‘All the winners of the OASIS Challenge developed new and well-synthesized open-source computer codes for outputting laser scan paths that will be instrumental in creating a body of work to be leveraged industry-wide.’

The following project teams won an award:

  • 1st place (US$26.6000) The Ohio State University (OSU)
  • 2nd place (US$16.6000): OSU
  • 3rd place (US$11.6000): Applied Optimization Inc
  • 1st honorable mention (US$6.6000): OSU
  • 2nd honorable mention (US$6.6000): OSU

This story uses material from America Makes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.