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America Makes Funds Second Wave of 3D Printing Projects

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Design for AM
Ann R. Thryft   2/26/2014 1:42:23 PM
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Thanks for that new term, Greg. I think that concept is in the works already, if it hasn't been actually labeled yet.

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Design for AM
Greg M. Jung   2/25/2014 9:05:35 PM
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The concept of "Design for AM' is intriguing.  Fabricating parts using AM could change many of the traditional design and manufacturaiblity guidelines we used for parts creation.  I would imagine that AM can now create many features we couldn't have previously made using traditional manufacturing methods.  Conversely, additional design constraints will also need to be considered during the creation of a 3D part design.

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Re: More in-depth projects + metals and planes
Ann R. Thryft   2/20/2014 6:33:03 PM
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Thanks, Nadine--I agree. There's a lot of dollars and effort going into R&D via this institute and its projects. Knowledge about those projects also gives us a window into where some of the most advanced technology is and where it's going.

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Re: More in-depth projects + metals and planes
NadineJ   2/20/2014 4:30:25 PM
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This is encouraging for designers and entrepreneurs.  It's good to see more confidence in the industry and investment for growth.

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More in-depth projects + metals and planes
Ann R. Thryft   2/6/2014 1:11:19 PM
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The first round of projects funded targeted materials understanding and performance; qualification and certification; and process capability and characterization/process control. This second round also targets the first two topics, but adds design issues and knowledge base development. That tells me that materials remain a challenge, which is not surprising. But I think it also indicates that some initial process knowledge already exists and R&D can move forward with some much more in-depth projects. I also thought it significant that aerospace and metals AM dominate the discussion. I think aerospace will be one of the first areas where industrial-strength 3D printing/AM takes off.

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