Shipboard Additive Manufacturing

Period of Performance: 07/18/2016 - 01/14/2017

$79.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Triton Systems, Inc.
200 Turnpike Road Array
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Triton Systems is working to expand the materials available for additive manufacturing. We will address shipboard FST concerns by incorporating our unique flame retardant polymers into the feedstock of standard additive manufacturing tools. We propose to reformulate polymeric materials to meet the FST requirements while ensuring that they will be a drop-in solution for FDM processing.We also plan to develop in-process nondestructive inspection to ensure the parts produced meet their specifications despite the ships motion and humid environment. We will accomplish this by utilizing a suite of in-process sensors and sophisticated analysis to compare the part being fabricated to the corresponding CAD object.