NCMS AND ARL OPEN AMMP, ATTAIN $15M BOOST FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN DEFENSE

3D Printing Industry | 10/26/2018 | Beau Jackson
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Today the U.S. National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) opens its new Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) Center and Consortium in Aberdeen, Maryland. A collaboration between NCMS and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the AMMP Center is a new major additive manufacturing initiative for the U.S. defense industry, funded with $15 million in support from the government.

Lisa Strama, President and CEO of the NCMS, comments “[AMMP] brings together industry, academia, and government to advance, refine, and transition scientific breakthroughs in materials and machinery,”

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“TODAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THE UNANIMOUS PLEDGE OF SUPPORT AMMP IS RECEIVING FOR THE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS, ACCELERATED MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES, STRONGER AND MORE COMPETITIVE INDUSTRIAL BASE, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IT STIMULATES.”

The NCMS was founded in 1986 in an order by President Ronald Reagan to rejuvenate the machine tool industry. It is a non-profit consortium, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, reserving membership for organizations with “a substantial manufacturing presence in North America.” As a member, organization are given access to exclusive project calls, e.g. from the U.S. Army and Navy.

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To date, the NCMS has awarded approximately $562 million to research and development projects, and has helped execute over 1000 contracts. Recently, the consortium signed an agreement with American aerospace and defense company Moog to develop blockchain security for additive manufacturing within the U.S. Department of Defense.

The new AMMP Center was earmarked for...
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