The NIST Advanced Technology Program is a unique partnership between government and private industry to accelerate the development of high-risk technologies that promise significant commercial payoffs and widespread benefits for the economy. The ATP enables industry to pursue promising technologies that otherwise would be ignored or developed too slowly to compete in rapidly changing world markets. In the highly competitive, fast-moving international marketplace, the ATP creates opportunity. This presentation will concentrate on current progress in one specific focused area of ATP: Materials Processing for Heavy Manufacturing. The intent of this program is to develop and demonstrate cost-effective and innovative materials processing technologies that will help U.S. heavy manufacturing companies, in the markets of automotive powertrain/engine/chassis, heavy equipment, and stationary power generation, make longer lasting, more reliable, and more efficient products. Not only to these markets deal with common components, such as engines, power transmission machinery, and highly loaded structures, but in the fabrication of components for these areas, there are overlying materials processing issues that drive the markets for these components. The scope of this program is limited to materials processing projects in ceramics, metals, and their composites and coatings, which address the process areas of surface engineering, net-shape (and near-net shape) processing, and joining.
Proceedings of 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Materials, and Structures
January 25-30, 1998
Annual Conference on Composites, Materials, and Structures
Advanced Technology Program, materials processing