America Makes proudly announces that Platinum-level member, Northrop Grumman Corporation, will release its proprietary developed, vetted, and certified Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) additive manufactured Nylon 12 Database to America Makes and its membership community with the goal of furthering the commercialization of Nylon 12 material within the additive manufacturing (AM) material supply chain. The Nylon 12 Database will be available to the membership community via the America Makes Digital Storefront.
Northrop Grumman will provide the Nylon 12 Database to America Makes through its participation in the @Program. Established in 2017, the @Program is a unique methodology to recognize and support the work and activities that members are likely already working on and that align to the mission objectives of America Makes.
Additionally, the Nylon 12 Database directly relates to the America Makes Technology Roadmap, which identifies measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met, promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and technical advancements across the AM industry. The Nylon 12 Database aligns to the Material Property Characterization critical technology element (CTE) under the Material swim lane of the Technology Roadmap.