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John Martin

John Martin

John Martin
Research Director
America Makes/NCDMM

Presenting in Track 3: Advanced Manufacturing

Sponsor: IMECE

Presentation Title: America Makes Ongoing Efforts in Delta Qualification, Casting & Forging, and Alloy Development for Additive Manufacturing

Abstract: Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes is a Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Since its inception in 2012, America Makes has leveraged a national collaborative ecosystem to advance the readiness level of AM technologies and invigorate the knowledge base, skills, and training available for the domestic AM supply chain. Our strategy is the product of collaboration with our membership, which is comprised of representation from all tiers of the government, industry, and academia. Our research efforts include all aspects of additive including ancillary technologies such as monitoring, post-processing procedures, and inspection technologies as well as testing. This presentation will provide an overview of America Makes history and structure as well as an update on several projects currently underway at the Institute. The project overviews will address topics such as, gaining a better understanding of the necessary rigors of various re-qualification (i.e., delta-qual) processes, demonstrating how AM technology can improve productivity and reduce cost for casting and forging applications, and the development and scaling of novel AM alloy materials.

Biography: As the Research Director for America Makes/NCDMM, John is responsible for growing the AM ecosystem and driving value from the Institute's technology portfolio through strategic partnerships and member collaboration. Before joining America Makes in 2023, John was a full-time professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Youngstown State University for nearly a decade. During his tenure, he had the opportunity to speak at professional conferences, publish his research findings, and work on AM research initiatives including Industry 4.0 Adoption in the SME Defense Supply Chain for Metal Castings, as well as the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS). In addition, he has experience and knowledge of operating a wide range of 3D printers and software. Prior to his academic career, John worked as a mechanical engineer and, most notably, participated in the research, design, and optimization of industry-standard equipment to increase efficiency and quality and control for manufacturing processes. John received his bachelor's and master's degree in mechanical engineering from YSU and is currently nearing completion of his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. He is a skilled researcher and academic professional specializing in AM with a diverse and extensive background in materials science and mechanical engineering.