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 PickRenishaw’s Dedicated Healthcare Facility Makes Custom Additive Parts for Medical Training
The Healthcare Center of Excellence is located adjacent to the company’s South Wales site, where it makes its additive equipment.