An expeditionary Army will encounter emerging and unexpected threats. The force which can rapidly respond to and counter these threats will dominate the battlefield. Agile Expeditionary manufacturing enables the production of responsive, on-demand items either in-theater or on-site to rapidly respond to threats while retaining freedom of maneuver by reducing the logistics tail. The Center for Agile Materials Manufacturing Science (CAMMS) will lead research focused on discovery, innovation, and maturation of materials and manufacturing science to permit agile, adaptive, mobile processing for a highly flexible expeditionary manufacturing capability to quickly produce tailored parts and components.
Point of Contact
Open to national and defense labs, universities and industry.
Concept of Operation
The CAMMS is ARL’s Open Campus focal point for government, industry and academia to innovate processing for expeditionary manufacturing science. ARL will establish an overarching Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) that defines the extent of collaboration conducted in the CAMMS. This agreement defines the disposition of intellectual property, and the sharing of research outcomes and laboratory resources. Upon establishment of the CRADA, collaborative research on expeditionary manufacturing science and technologies will begin.