Our Research Institute undertakes government-sponsored research, development, testing, & evaluation of manufacturing materials and processes.

Through our Research Institute, ASTRO America manages the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center’s Additive & Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Other Transaction Authority contract. Tasks under this contract vehicle have two objectives:

  • Achieve additive manufacturing (AM) of large-size, large-scale parts and components, up to and including entire combat vehicle hulls for tanks and automotive applications.

  • Enable the maximum number of applications and printing of 3D prototype parts.

ASTRO America personnel are embedded on-site at the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing Technology Center, providing direct support to the Army’s AM center of excellence.

ASTRO America’s Research Institute awards Student Fellowships for outstanding graduate students whose research in the fields of engineering and materials technology advances manufacturing readiness in key defense industries.