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GAIN-EPRI-NEI Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Virtual Workshop

November 4, 2021

In the FY21 appropriations, Congress provided funding for a “new program to strengthen the pipeline of new materials that can make the current fleet, as well as new advanced reactors, more resilient and economically competitive.” 

The new Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies (AMMT) program under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment will integrate the following programs:

  • Advanced Methods for Manufacturing (AMM)
  • Nuclear Materials Discovery and Qualification Initiative (NMDQi)
  • Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR)

Through the integration and coordination of these existing programs, DOE will continue to leverage the expertise within the DOE laboratory complex and its industry stakeholders. This new program will work to align materials design, modeling and simulation, manufacturing, and RD&D efforts towards focused, goal-driven processes and products, whose end uses are adapted to market conditions.

The purpose of this workshop was to engage the nuclear industry in discussions on advanced manufacturing codes, standards, demonstrations, and advanced techniques to accelerate commercialization.


  • Understand applications of machine learning and digital twin tools, through collaboration with codes and standards entities
  • Define “uncertainty,” including measurements for uncertainty and how it can be minimized
  • Identify cross-cutting demonstration or benchmarking products or projects that are suitable for early adoption by industry
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