UTRC selected for two awards in MAMLS program

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United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has been selected for award by the U.S. Department of Defense’s “America Makes” initiative for its Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS) program.

The first project for which UTRC was selected was categorized as “Emerging Process Technology for Low Criticality Part Families.” This project will investigate the capability of Carbon’s emerging Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) process and supporting fabrication technologies to advance the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) related to the AM of low-criticality polymer components for aerospace applications with a specific emphasis on masks, enclosures, and ducting.

The second project was selected under the category of “Understanding Manufacturing Realities of AM.” The goal of this project is to quantify the effect of defects by building a high quantity of fatigue samples to generate statistically significant, pedigreed Ti-6Al-4V fatigue data from numerous stochastic flaws, enabling the project team to define the link between the process, the flaw characteristics, and fatigue performance.