Awards

$1.73MM

Benchmark Part for Form, Fit and Functional Testing for the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Process

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A01-235
Budget: 11/09/04 - 11/10/07
PI: Mr. David Keicher

The primary objective of this Phase II Project is to provide a viable additive manufacturing solution for producing high performance metal parts using the LENSO technology. To meet this objective several of the current limitations of the existing LENSO process need to be overcome. In particular, a method must be identified and developed to ove...

$70K

Laser Deposition for Repair of Compressor Blades

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N04-025
Budget: 04/28/04 - 10/28/04
PI: Dr. Richard Grylls

Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide a method to repair airfoils damaged by erosion, foreign object damage, and other causes. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable repair route for components damaged in this way. We will develop the process parameters to build up dama...

$99.9K

Direct Manufacture of Diffuser Cases by Laser Deposition

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF04-129
Budget: 03/19/04 - 12/19/04
PI: Dr. Richard Grylls

Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide an alternative for investment casting of advanced diffuser cases. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable manufacturing route for these components. We will develop the process parameters to deposit features of the diffuser case, and w...

$99.8K

SBIR Phase I: Innovative and Cost-Effective Packaging Technology for Nanoblock IC-Based Microelectronic Systems

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2004
Budget: 01/01/04 - 12/31/04
PI: Michael J. Renn

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using Optomec's Maskless Mesoscale Materials Deposition (M3DTM) technology for packaging NanoBlockTM IC-based microelectronic devices. The assembly of microelectronic systems based on NanoBlockTM ICs presents a number of unique challenges. U...

$70K

Laser Deposition for Manufacture of Titanium Cast Parts

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N03-168
Budget: 12/15/03 - 06/15/04
PI: Dr. Richard Grylls

Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide an alternative for investment casting for aerospace-grade Ti-6-4 components. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable manufacturing route for these components. We will investigate the mechanical properties of laser-deposited material i...

$120K

Benchmark Part for Form, Fit and Functional Testing for the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Process

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A01-235
Budget: 02/01/02 - 08/01/02
PI: Mr. David Keicher

During this Phase I effort Optomec will demonstrate that the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process provides a viable means for both repair and fabrication of functional prototype components for the MPH needs. This work will serve to establish a benchmark part that can be used for calibration and set up of the LENS equipment, as well as ot...

$70K

Aluminum and Aluminum-Matrix-Composite Manufacture by Laser Deposition

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 02-1
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
PI: Dr. Richard Grylls

The Laser-Engineered-Net-Shaping (LENSTM) process uses a laser to create a molten pool on the surface of a substrate in which metal powder is then injected to increase the volume of the pool. The laser spot is selectively scanned to additively build up the required material in the desired shape. In a sequential fashion, each cross-sectional laye...

$100K

Direct Manufacturing Method for Miniature Medical Components

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2002
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
PI: Mr. David Keicher

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will develop a hybrid, co-flow laser material deposition system in order to enhance the ability to fabricate materials with nanocrystalline microstructures and to produce miniature, three dimensional structural components such as dental implants and stents directly from a CAD (Comput...

$729K

Multi-Alloy Fabrication Method for Turboshaft Engines

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A99-128
Budget: 10/30/00 - 01/30/03
PI: Mr. David Keicher

The Phase II objective is to develop a fully integrated system that fabricates a trialloy structure directly from a CAD solid model and to demonstrate this capability by fabricating a trialloy compressor impeller. As described in the Phase I Proposal Abstract, this work will continue to focus on development of the Laser Engineered Net Shapin...

$120K

Multi-Alloy Fabrication Method for Turboshaft Engines

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A99-128
Budget: 12/10/99 - 11/30/00
PI: Mr. David Keicher

The Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of using the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS*) process as a method to fabricate an advanced trialloy compressor impeller for advanced Army turbo shaft applications. LENS* technology will be the key to the success of the project; it has the ability to bond high performance titanium alloy...

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