The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the additive manufacturing industry.
NIST is awarding $5 million to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII) in Youngstown, Ohio, for a three-phase collaborative research effort involving 27 companies, universities and national laboratories. Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive manufacturing processes.
Editor PickHybrid Machine Uses Multi-Laser Deposition Technology
Mazak’s Integrex i-200S AM hybrid multitasking machine, with its multi-laser deposition system, provides both additive and subtractive capabilities, enabling shops not only to turn, mill and drill, but also to build part features and perform laser marking, all on the same machine and in single setups.