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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The group is recognized for outstanding technical achievement in developing and deploying a materials database and a public portal for additive manufacturing (AM) data. The Additive Manufacturing Materials Database (AMMD) portal provides access to validated datasets that are accelerating industry adoption of AM by helping to assure manufactured parts will meet performance requirements. The group achieved industry consensus on an open data format, developed data curation methods, and created a software platform to disseminate AM data in an open standard format directly usable by practitioners.


Yan Lu

Industrial Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Paul Witherell

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Benjamin Long

IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory, Software and Systems Division