Will provide $9 million in funding

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The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, has received its second call for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects from NAMII members.

The institute will provide $9 million in funding for multiple awards.

“The second call for projects is the accumulation of months of focused work and in-depth analysis on two fronts that are intrinsically linked: the creation of a formal, member-driven project call process, and the development of a National Additive Manufacturing road map, our technology investment strategy,” said Ed Morris, NAMII director and NCDMM vice president.

NAMII’s second call for projects comes just two weeks after commemorating its one-year anniversary “marked by notable achievements for the public-private partnership that is currently 80 members strong.” With the release of this second project call, NAMII is well-positioned for yet another productive and successful year, Morris added.

The NAMII project request for proposal process is open to all organizations that are partnered with a NAMII member. The NAMII member submits the proposal on behalf of that project partnership/collaboration as the lead proposer.

An email notice of intent to submit from the lead proposer of the project team is requested no later than Sept. 27 to rob.gorham@ncdmm.org and should include the proposed topics and subtopic). Proposals are due by Oct. 31.

Submissions must be presented by email to the above email address with NAMII PROJECT PROPOSAL in the subject line. All submissions will be acknowledged by a return email confirmation from NCDMM.

The anticipated start date of the projects is January. For information on the call for projects, including the request for proposal, or how to become a NAMII member, visit the NAMII website at www.namii.org.

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