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AMNOW is a multi-phased program focused on assisting the U.S. Army in developing a clear transition path of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology within their operations through the benchmarking, development, validation and demonstration of the future AM supply chain. The AMNOW program work will be built on a systems perspective to include joint planning and execution to leverage both public and private capacities and capabilities. With the goals of enhancing Army readiness and facilitating on-demand production of materials to support the warfighters and commanders on the battlefield.

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Project Partners

Catalyst Connection
Catalyst Connection Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. It provides consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. Through active collaboration with its clients and the manufacturing community at large, Catalyst Connection contributes to the growth, vibrancy, and ongoing robustness of manufacturing in the southwestern Pennsylvania region. Catalyst Connection is supported, in part, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, and by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. For more information, visit catalystconnection.org.

The Barnes Group Advisors
The Barnes Group AdvisorsThe Barnes Group Advisors is the largest independent additive manufacturing engineering consultancy. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TBGA has presence in Australia, New Zealand; the United Kingdom; Austin, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Youngstown, Ohio; St. Louis, Mo.; and State College, Pa. TBGA helps companies work through their AM adoption strategy via strategy, design, leadership, training, metallurgy and economics, and is comprised of seasoned specialists with well over 120 years of experience in additive manufacturing. For further information, please visit www.thebarnes.group.

University of Alabama in Huntsville
UAH LogoThe Office for Operational Excellence (OOE) is part of the Research Institute at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The full-time, non-academic OOE staff have extensive expertise in mapping, analyzing, and improving processes and supply chains within the Department of Defense, NASA, and the private sector. Industry knowledge and experience include manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and healthcare. As a non-profit organization, OOE maintains the flexibility to work alongside multiple organizations as a non-competitive partner in resolving challenges at all levels in the organization and enterprise supply chain. Additionally, the team has direct interface with academic staff, graduate and undergraduate students and more than 18 independent research centers within UAH, further enabling the application and transfer of research and solutions to our customers, state, and nation. For more information, visit uah.edu.