February 8, 2021 · in Industry News
NIST awards nearly $4 million to support AM

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded nearly $4 million in grants to help accelerate the adoption of new measurement methods and standards to advance U.S. competitiveness in metals-based additive manufacturing (AM). Through its own research and with these grants, NIST is addressing barriers to adoption of AM, including surface finish and quality issues, dimensional accuracy, fabrication speed, material properties and computational requirements. “By addressing important measurement challenges, these projects will improve U.S. manufacturers’ ability to use metals-based additive manufacturing to make high-quality, innovative and complex products at high volume,” said Walter G. Copan, NIST director.

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