Materials & Manufacturing

This collection of resources includes government entities, consortia, academic institutions, and other organizations that assist businesses and defense contractors that focus on advanced manufacturing technologies and materials.

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Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM)

As a national membership-based consortium, ARM is dedicated to creating the ecosystem that will drive innovation in robotics. Our staff and resources are focused on spurring innovations in not just ro...
Getting StartedInnovationProductServiceConsortiaDefense ContractorOther Transaction Authority (OTA)AIRoboticsWorkforce DevelopmentManufacturing

Aeroacoustics Research Consortium (AARC)

The AeroAcoustics Research Consortium (AARC) was established in 2001 by NASA Glenn Research Center and Industry partners with the goal of advancing the development of technologies for reducing the env...
MembershipInnovationProductConsortiaDefense ContractorGeneral FundingOther Transaction Authority (OTA)PrototypingR&DNon-Profit

AFRL Regional Network – Mid-Atlantic

The AFRL Regional Network — Mid-Atlantic helps identify barrier-breaking innovations for the Air Force and Space Force and together advances them towards commercialization, leveraging regional academi...
InnovationConnect with AFRLAFRL Small Business HubDefense ContractorGeneral FundingTechnologyR&D

AFRL Regional Network – Midwest

The AFRL Regional Network — Midwest is dedicated to developing next-generation research and technology to support the Air Force mission by providing analysis, development and testing capabilities that...
InnovationConnect with AFRLAFRL Small Business HubDefense ContractorGeneral FundingTechnologyR&D

AIM Photonics

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), is an industry driven public-private partnership that focuses the nation’s premiere capabilities and expertise to capture...
Getting StartedInnovationProductServiceSubject Matter ExpertConsortiaDefense ContractorGeneral FundingOther Transaction Authority (OTA)PhotonicsSemiconductorEducation & Certification

Air Force and Space Force Tech Connect

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), on behalf of the DAF, developed the Air Force and Space Force Science and Technology (S&T) Tech Connect, a service to connect potential partners with DAF ...
Getting StartedInnovationProductServiceSubject Matter ExpertConnect with AFRLDefense ContractorEntrepreneur / StartupFront DoorGeneral FundingTechnologyDepartment of Air Force (DAF)Space ForceR&D

Air Force Research Lab

The Air Force Research Laboratory is a global technical enterprise, boasting some of the best and brightest leaders in the world. We are Revolutionary, Relevant, and Responsive to the Warfighter. We d...
Getting StartedInnovationProductServiceSubject Matter ExpertDefense ContractorEntrepreneur / StartupGeneral FundingSBIR / STTRAFRLDepartment of Air Force (DAF)R&D

Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

In September 2017, Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Heather Wilson launched an initiative to update the Air Force's science and technology strategy. Over the course of a year, the Air Force will listen...
Getting StartedInnovationAFRL Small Business HubGeneral FundingSBIR / STTRAFRLDepartment of Air Force (DAF)R&D

America Makes

The America Makes Innovation Factory, located in Youngstown, Ohio, is a unique, hands-on learning lab dedicated to advancing the technology, processes, materials, and knowledge of the Additive Manufac...
Getting StartedMembershipInnovationProductServiceSubject Matter ExpertDefense ContractorEntrepreneur / Startup3D PrintingMEPAdditive Manufacturing