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AMNOW

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AMNOW Phase 1 focuses on developing and validating a prototype digital AM supply chain. Multiple U.S. Army component manufacturing projects will be conducted to demonstrate the benefits of a digitally connected AM supply chain. Ultimately, the creation and integration of the digital AM supply chain will enable the rapid transfer of manufacturing process information to be exchanged between the U.S. Army and its suppliers, to accelerate AM on-demand production of critical parts.

AMNOW is funded by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center under the newly formed U.S. Army Futures Command. The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center provides increased responsiveness to the nation’s Warfighters through aviation and missile capabilities and life cycle engineering solutions.

Eligibility

Eligibility to participate in the AMNOW projects begins with registering in the Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence Platform (AMIP). Registration will provide the AMNOW Program with the information necessary to match your AM capabilities with upcoming project requirements.

Webinar Recordings & Slides

AMNOW Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence Platform (AMIP):
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AMNOW Best Practices for Implementing a Digital Thread:
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AMNOW Bid Process and Proposal Requirements:
Webinar Recording | Slide Deck

Cybersecurity Risks, Requirements and AMNOW Compliance:
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Effectively Bidding on AMNOW Projects
Webinar Recording

Improving Information Management with the
LIMS Edge Device for AMNOW
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Webinar Recording

Key Elements of an AMNOW Cost Proposal:
Webinar Recording | Slide Deck

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

AMNOW is a multi-year U.S. Army program to develop and deliver a prototype digital AM supply chain tool. The program consists of assessing domestic additive manufacturing capabilities of small and medium manufacturers (SMMs), conducting cyber-physical demonstration projects while operating in a secure digital environment and validating the effectiveness of the supply chain tool. The region of NE Ohio and SW Pennsylvania was selected to conduct the initial prototype demonstration. In addition to delivering a highly robust supply chain tool, the project findings will help inform the Army regarding how to efficiently assess, engage and develop domestic additive manufacturing capabilities to support readiness.

  • Demonstrate your organization’s additive manufacturing capabilities and win discrete part bids.
  • Improve your organization’s ability to supply defense OEMs and the government by increasing your knowledge regarding DoD contracting and proposal development.
  • Learn about emerging cybersecurity and digital manufacturing requirements of importance in the defense manufacturing space.
  • Accelerating the journey towards Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing by implementing a standard based IIoT edge device that collects manufacturing process information that your organization can use to identify areas of process improvement and enhance your competitive edge.

Register your company in the Advanced Manufacturing Intelligence Platform (AMIP) to be added to the AMNOW database. If your organization’s capabilities match those required for an AMNOW project, you will be contacted to potentially receive a request for proposal. Suppliers can also reach out directly to the following AMNOW representative:

Our current AM technologies of interest include:

  • Material Extrusion
  • Powder Bed Fusion (both polymer and metal)
  • Multi-Jet Fusion
  • Binder Jetting

We are also looking for companies providing inspection and testing services, and post processors (CNC, heat treat, finishing, etc.).

  • Webinars and other resources to help you navigate the process are available on this webpage under the ‘Resources’ section.
  • AMNOW representatives are also available for one-on-one support.

No. The edge device can reside on your manufacturing floor in an air gapped configuration and will only be connected to the machines and or tools you choose. The edge device is fully functional without the cloud.

No. The edge device is fully functional without the cloud. You can manually move contractually required information from your isolated manufacturing floor network to any external workstation that can reach the cloud.

No. An IIoT edge device that is connected to the cloud securely transmits only the information you approve and initiate. The majority of collected data is yours and remains within your network for your use.

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