What Is Adapt

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT)

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Latest News

STEP Grant Money Available for International Business Development

Funding for fiscal year 2017 is still available to offset international business development and marketing costs… Read more >

NIST Instrumented Laser Joining Workshop

The purpose of the Instrumented Laser Joining Workshop is to explore the need/feasibility of well-characterized… Read more >


This work is facilitated by ADAPT’s advanced characterization center, which includes:

  • Intelligent materials database
  • 3D X-ray tomography and grain mapping
  • Phase and structure analysis
  • Residual stress and texture mapping
  • Thermomechanical testing
  • Metallography
  • Optical metrology
  • Particle analysis
  • Powder research and development

…A variety of selective laser melting and directed energy deposition.

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Founding Members

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Faustson Tool
  • Citrine Informatics
  • Manufacturer’s Edge
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • State of Colorado (OEDIT)

Members (as of 3/1/17)

  • Reaction Systems Inc.
  • Elementum 3D
  • Confluent Medical Technologies
  • Concept Laser
  • Big Metal Additive
  • Spatial Corporation

Membership Benefits

Your organization can benefit today from the world-class expertise and cutting-edge research now underway to advance knowledge and understanding of AM.

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