2/25/2016

AM Challenge for Small Businesses Seeking Submissions

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Small and medium enterprises are invited to submit ideas for improving or developing a product using additive manufacturing.

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In conjunction with America Makes and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Penn State’s Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition invites small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the United States to present ideas for how additive manufacturing can impact their industries. Specifically, the challenge seeks concepts for improving a current product or developing a new one using additive manufacturing that will increase the market share of the small business. Though primarily focused on metals, applications for polymer 3D printing will also be considered.

Winning submissions will receive access to Penn State and America Makes facilities and research personnel, as well as a stipend to be used for technical support, validations and materials. Resources of the winners’ regional MEP centers will also be available to support the SME within the scope of the project.

Initial proposals are due March 27, 2016. View further details about the SME Challenge here.

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