Goal: Establish a national industry-based consortium to develop a technology roadmap for U.S. advanced hybrid metal additive manufacturing and secondary processing of combined additive and subtractive manufacturing parts.
- Create a U.S.-based consortium of entities including industries, academia, government agencies, professional organizations, and research entities who can both add to and benefit from advanced and hybrid manufacturing
- Identify and prioritize current shortcomings under industry leadership and the technical challenges in achieving efficient hybrid processing
- Develop a technology infrastructure that is a ready-to-implement post-processing system designed for finish machining of metallic additive manufacturing parts, without significant modifications to existing machine set-up
- Identify and detail technological infrastructures required to address these challenges
- Outline workforce development and education outreach programs for the implementation of the hybrid approach, which will greatly enhance the technical expertise of U.S. manufacturing companies
In 2017, the consortium initiated a hybrid manufacturing working group within America Makes, the Manufacturing USA® institute for additive manufacturing. The group is working on roadmap integration with America Makes, and on education and workforce development initiatives in hybrid manufacturing.
Lead: Youngstown State University
Funded Participants: North Carolina State University, College of Engineering; Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Iowa State University, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering; Texas A&M University, Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering; Cornell University; Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Engineering; RP+M LLC (Rapid Prototyping + Manufacturing); Incodema3D
Award Number: 70NANB15H070
Federal Funding: $495,910
Project Duration: 30 months
AMTech Project Manager: Thomas R. Lettieri
More information: http://cam-it.us