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EWI to Lead Effort to Develop In-process Sensing for Additive Manufacturing

October 25, 2013

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EWI partnered with NAMII/America Makes and several other principal collaborators (CTC and University of Louisville) to address advances in Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing.  The competitively bid award with the Department of Commerce and the National Institute for Standards and Technology totals $5M over two years.  EWI is leading a team to develop a robust, informative in-situ process monitoring capability for Additive Manufacturing, with a focus on laser-powder bed fusion processing of metals such as nickel alloy 625.  The EWI team includes experts in high precision manufacturing and metrology systems from Georgia Tech and the University of North Carolina Charlotte with support from GE Aviation as a commercial transition partner and key U.S. AM supply chain contractors, Stratonics, B6Sigma, and Paramount Industries.  The EWI led portion is valued at $2.27M.

This exciting news was recently covered in Dan Eaton‘s article, “EWI Gets $5M Slice of Innovation Funding for Research Project.”  To read Eaton’s story in Business First, click here.