Enabling Technologies for Reverse Engineering and Additive/Agile Manufacturing

Help USAF achieve mission effectiveness and avoid grounding aircraft by developing a full solution to reverse engineer obsolete legacy parts with the latest technologies in additive and agile manufacturing.


In this challenge, USAF is seeking to gather solutions on how to reverse engineer obsolete legacy parts and turn them into 3D models using the latest technologies in additive and agile manufacturing. How can we bring ideas into the real world by converting 2D designs into 3D models in a universally compatible way? We are exploring concepts to improve and define the best design practices to create a standard 3D package for agile and additive manufacturing. If we can build a new digital database of 3D designs, it will be critical to mission effectiveness and help USAF avoid grounding aircraft. Join us in our efforts today!

What's in it for you?

USAF and AFWERX possess innovation funding to designate towards exploring viable solutions and partnerships to further strengthen the Air Force. USAF has prototype funding available for individuals or companies who propose solutions to this specific challenge. Expert evaluators will carefully examine compelling challenge solutions presented within this crowdsourcing platform, and the best solutions could lead to additional prototyping, R&D and production contracts to be granted after the initial award. Your participation could lead to official recognition for you or your company and the chance to work alongside the Air Force and other DoD agencies to see your concept mature into impactful real-life implementation!