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Colorado School of Mines: $5.4M delivers agile off-the-shelf additive manufacturing capability


Industry Resilience

As a result of a $5.4M OEA Industry Resilience Investment, the State of Utah and Colorado School of Mines created the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies Center (ADAPT).  Working with Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center; ADAPT re-designed hinges for the MRAP MAXXPRO fleet after the fleet had been up-armored (the additional weight of the armor was causing door hinges to shear off).  ADAPT’s data-driven redesign metal additive manufacturing approach and framework re-designed the hinges, and successfully tested, built, and installed them on MRAP vehicles. Their capability remains an on-call resource for the Department’s sustainment needs.