AMC coordinates internal technology gap analyses on an annual basis to define collaborative research projects within and external to the AMC. Member dues and contributions are directed toward the execution of joint technical projects .These AMC projects, managed by EWI technical and program management staff, provide an opportunity to leverage member and government funds and contributions. Summary results and presentations are available to all AMC members.
Examples of current collaborative projects include:
- Nickel Alloy 625 Laser Powder Bed Fusion Material Property Database Generation: Joint Industry Project with funding from NIST and three commercial aerospace companies. The objective is to develop a foundational dataset of room and elevated temperature material properties of a known pedigree from material produced on EOS Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) equipment. Leveraging $160K government funding and $160K of AMC dues.
- Nickel Alloy 718 Heat Treatment Development: Joint industry project involving four aerospace companies. The objective is to develop heat treatment for nickel alloy 718 produced on EOS M280 L-PBF equipment and evaluate elevated temperature mechanical properties. Leveraging $110K of AMC dues and material contributions.
In addition to group sponsored projects, members may collaborate under the AMC name to respond to government solicitations from AmericaMakes and other government agencies.
- Lockheed Martin Company
- United Technologies Aerospace Systems
- GE Aviation
Small Business and Supplier Members
- Carptenter Powder Products
- N.C. State University
- Univ. Texas El Paso
- University of Louisville
- University of Toledo
Membership benefits include exclusive invitation to meetings, access to technical presentations and development activities, and non-exclusive license to joint intellectual property developed under the AMC. Members who fund or contribute to a project receive direct access to all data and more frequent updates to project results.
The results of projects are reported quarterly at AMC meetings. In addition, all members are encouraged to present results of other, non-AMC sponsored AM activities, to promote technical interchange. Finally, government and university research partners are available to participate on AMC projects.
For more information on how to join the Additive Manufacturing Consortium, contact the Director, Shawn Kelly at email@example.com or 614-688-5145.