Combat Capabilities Development Command-Army Research Laboratory CCDC-ARL
CCDC-ARL Manufacturing Technology
CCDC ARL seeks proposals to develop and demonstrate manufacturing and/ or repair improvements for Army materiel, which includes items and materials associated with combat vehicles, armaments, vehicle and personal protection systems, etc. These manufacturing and repair improvements should provide cost, schedule, and risk reduction benefits compared to current baseline processes.
Alignment to the Army Modernization Priorities is required, and these priorities are: 1) Long-Range Precision Fires, 2) Next Generation Combat Vehicle, 3) Future Vertical Lift, 4) Army Network, 5) Air and Missile Defense, and 6) Soldier Lethality.
Topic 1: INTELLIGENT, MOBILE, ADAPTIVE MANUFACTURING CELL (IMAC) FORMING MT
- Manufacturing operations can include: 1) Inspection/Metrology Operations: laser, x-ray, white light 2) Machining Operations: drilling, tapping, milling, grinding 3) Joining Operations: inserts, bosses, tack and light-duty welding 4) Other: cleaning, surface preparation
Topic 2: DEVELOPMENT OF MANUFACTURE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES FOR VERSITALE TACTICAL POWER AND PROPULSION
- Subtopics: Ignition and Control; Propulsion Materials; Electrification and Hybrid Propulsion; Fast Efficient Power Distribution
Topic 3: HIGH DEPOSITION RATE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
- Subtopics: Process Modeling; Feedstock Development; Process Development; Process Control; Motion Path Planning; Non-Destructive Testing; Applications Development and Testing