Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) Program Compilation of Project Summaries and Significant Accomplishments FY 1999

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For the past 10 years the Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) has supported development of new and improved materials to enable U.S. industry to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce waste. It has been a National Laboratory based program, with work currently under way at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with industrial and university partners. With the advent of the Industries of the Future (IOF) strategy within the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) and the scheduled completion of the Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites (CFCC) Program in FY 2002, an integrated materials ... continued below

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For the past 10 years the Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) has supported development of new and improved materials to enable U.S. industry to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce waste. It has been a National Laboratory based program, with work currently under way at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories, in collaboration with industrial and university partners. With the advent of the Industries of the Future (IOF) strategy within the Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) and the scheduled completion of the Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites (CFCC) Program in FY 2002, an integrated materials program is being developed in OIT. So this represents the last summary of AIM research and development. The new program, Industrial Materials for the Future (IMF), will be competitive in operation, with solicitations for proposals for development of materials in accordance with the IOF Technology Roadmaps, followed by merit review and funding of the best proposals. Industry will take the lead in ''industry-specific'' research and development, in cooperation with National Laboratories, as needed. National Laboratories and universities will take the lead in maintaining a base technology program, for the purpose of maintaining a continuing flow of new materials technologies. The AIM and CFCC Programs will be replaced by the IMF program over a three year period, so that in FY 2004, all research and development will be in response to industry solicitations and Laboratory/university calls. The Program Manager believes that AIM has been an extremely successful program, thanks to the Laboratory investigators and their partners. For 10 years, the program has increased industrial participation from very little to nearly 100 percent. The CFCC Program, similarly, has been successful in advancing the knowledge of processing and property development in these materials, though much still can be done in advancing their uses in industry. It is hoped that the Industrial Materials for the Future Program will be equally successful, not only in solving industry's short-term, immediate needs, but also in maintaining a materials technology base that will lead to longer-range materials and processing developments. The projects summarized here will be carried to successful conclusions over the next 3 years and the current Laboratories in AIM and CFCC will be joined by other Laboratories, universities, and new industrial partners. The Program Manager expresses his profound appreciation for the very fine work done for OIT during the last 10 years.

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-2000/90
  • Grant Number: AC05-00OR22725
  • DOI: 10.2172/814548 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 814548
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc735676

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Angelini, P. Advanced Industrial Materials (AIM) Program Compilation of Project Summaries and Significant Accomplishments FY 1999, report, August 8, 2000; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc735676/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.