New Report Explores How to Boost U.S. Competitiveness in High Entropy Alloys Manufacturing

Oct 5, 2018

Breakthroughs in new materials technologies are a critical component of the technological advances needed to bolster next-generation manufacturing. MForesight: Alliance for Manufacturing Foresight recently convened experts from industry, academia, and government, to identify challenges and gather insights on the prospects of High Entropy Alloys (HEA). This information is compiled in a new report on Manufacturing High Entropy Alloys: Pathway to Industrial Competitiveness.

Through their research, MForesight developed a roadmap to boosting U.S. competitiveness in HEA manufacturing. Included in this roadmap are four recommendations to increasing the U.S.’s prowess:

  1. Invest in critical translational research for HEA manufacturing, from the earliest alloy identification to processes enabling final part production. HEA processing technologies need to be developed past the prototype stage to enable scalable manufacturing.
  2. Establish a National Testing Center for HEAs focused on high-throughput testing to enable rapid discovery, testing, and validation of HEAs and manufacturing processes.
  3. Develop a central database for HEA data to minimize duplicative efforts and accelerate innovations by U.S. researchers and manufacturers.
  4. Enhance collaborative efforts through increased access to federal facilities and expertise and through the establishment of an interdisciplinary working group. Leveraging and aligning existing federal resources and efforts are essential to HEA manufacturing progress

To learn more about the challenges to achieving this goal, read the full report found here: http://mforesight.org/