The DoD has a strategic need to develop and deploy the next generation of weapon systems for our warfighters. As the design of new weapons systems with forged components progresses from basic concepts to laboratory tests to relevant and operational environment testing, assistance is needed to address forging technical challenges and expedite the procurement of prototypes.
Project: Capability to Produce Prototypes or Demonstration Test Articles
Develop and validate a review process to evaluate requests for alternative product forms as compared to forgings.
Acceptable alternative manufacturing methods were created and included in the Technical Data Package to allow for shorter production time.