America Makes Names Winners of EARTH Project

Recipients of the EARTH project awards will play roles in identifying and validating AM designs and materials that meet qualifications for end users. 

Recipients of the EARTH project awards will play roles in identifying and validating AM designs and materials that meet qualifications for end users. 

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announce the winners of the $1.2M Environmental Additive Research for Tomorrow’s Habitat (EARTH) Project funded by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering Manufacturing Technology Office (OSD (R&E)) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)


The recipients of the EARTH project awards will assume a role in identifying and validating AM designs and materials that meet necessary qualifications and performance standards for end users. 

“There is the need to acknowledge the potential environmental impact of AM innovations within the manufacturing industry, even as it invests resources in research and development,” says Brandon Ribic, technology director at America Makes. “We applaud the efforts of the awardees in exploring sustainable approaches for reusing and recycling AM materials and designs. Their initiatives are expected to make a substantial contribution to reducing waste, conserving energy, and mitigating carbon emissions.” 

Following is the list of award winners and related topic areas: 

Topic: Analysis of AM Sustainability and Environmental Benefits 

  • Project 1: Accelerating Additive in Department of Defense (DoD) Applications of High-Performance Recycled Polymers
    • Team Lead: IC3D, Inc. 
    • Project Team: 3Degrees, Harrisburg University, The Ohio State University 
  • Project 2: Powder and Process Optimization for Sustainable Additive Manufacturing (POSAM) 

    • Team Lead: RTX Technology Research Center 
    • Project Team: 6K Additive, The University of Arizona 

Project teams will report on their progress at the America Makes Technical Review and Exchange and other industry events during the execution phase of the program.  

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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