AMMO Quarterly Call

7/12/2023 Notes


  • Opening remarks from Mr. Steve McKee
  • Adapting Technology in Support of the DoD
  • Todd Spurgeon, NCDMM
    • Members Meeting and Exchanged (MMX) update.
    • Project call
    • Upcoming Events.
  • Updates
    • AM Mx and Sustainment Advisory Group Update


  • Opening remarks from Mr. Steve McKee
    • This is a continued efforts working group.
    • There is an AM event next week, the AM Workshop at Lockheed Martin. This is a step forward for maintenance operations.
  • Adapting Technology in Support of the DoD
    • The DMG MORI federal services is a US based company that works on government specific projects.
    • DMG presented a diecast mould for Toyota. This can be done using AM for other impact areas and other facets of the maintenance process. By using AM they reduced set up time, they were able to repair it the first time, and had a reduced processing time.
    • The next step in Hybrid repair is to use 3D scanning to scan parts and identify the different points, edit the points, then calculate the difference from the initial process to identify where some repair is needed. This can show changes and breakdowns from the original creation.
    • 4 Process chains for Additive Manufacturing:
      1. Selective Laser Melting (SLM) – SLM + CNC and CNC + SLM
      2. Direct Energy Deposition (DED) – DED hybrid and DED+CNC
    • Introduced the LASERTEC 30 SLM – built in the USA. Highlights: adjustable beam control, contactless recoating, optimized gas flow, and best cost/productivity.
  • Todd Spurgeon, NCDMM
    • The Member Meeting and Exchange (MMX) is August 15-16th 4180 Westford Place, Canfield, OH 44406
      • For MMX register now and receive $50 off the registration fee with promo code FIREWORK. Offer ends July 16.
    • Recent project calls: Open project call 2023 Methods for Approaches for Sustainable AM Operations (July 2023).
      1. 8 Topic Areas, responses are due Thursday August 1-th, 2023.
    • Key Dates:
      1. Questions from Proposers about Scope or Approach Due 7/28/2023
      2. Full Proposal Submission Due Date 8/25/2023
  • Anticipated Decision/ Notification of Project Teams 9/25/2023
  1. Anticipated Date to have all Projects on Contract 11/1/2023
  • American Makes Events:
    1. Penn State CIMP-3D Industry Practicum 7/25/2023-7/28/2023
    2. Virtual TRX – Rapid Innovation Calls 7/27/2023 11am-2pm
  • NSF Workshop on AM for Industrial Decarbonization 8/3/2023-8/4/2023
  1. TRX Webinar: Unlocking Velocity in Metal AM Materials Development through testing 8/9
  2. America Makes MMC Youngstown 8/15/2023-8/16/2023
  3. ASTM Professional Certificate Course in AM 9/5/2023 – 10/3/2023
  • TRX- Fall 2023 University of Tennessee in Knoxville
  • Updates
    • There is an additive manufacturing keystone. Focus on Aircraft, in San Antonio, TX.
    • If you want anyone added to this quarterly call or any recommendations for these calls, please forward them to Marc Sharp.
    • The next quarterly call will be October 4, 2023
  • Closing Remarks Mr. Steve McKee
    • There are increasing demands in AM functions in support of current operations in the European Theatre.
    • The need for what we are doing in this working group is absolutely present.



  • Requesting the slides from today
  • Who’s In Situ System is it for measuring?
    • There are a couple commercial operations. That came from the Topic 1 – Design for Dimensional Inspection of Internal Features via In-Situ Process Monitoring
    • People are able to get some type of build quality of tracks on a layer-by-layer basis, can that give us enough insight to buy a ladder structure. That topic is agnostic to whatever In-Situ inspection system that the proposer is pushing out.
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Date(s) - 07/12/2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM