Rel, Inc.

57640 North Eleventh St.
Calumet, MI 49913
http://www.relinc.net
18 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 6
Total Value of Awards $1.43MM
First Award Date 12/30/10
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Loukus Josh Loukus 8 Message
Josh Josh PhD 1 Message

6 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A14-022
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) have been used in conjunction with commercial DC casting of ingots. This project will utilize the the EMF fields in with squeeze casting to demonstrate the ability to refine grain structures beyond what is possible with conventional processing techniques. High strength ultralightweight components with improved ducti...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: MI-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a metal matrix composite concrete cutting diamond blade. This project has the potential to address a distinct need in a $2 billion domestic market. The technology for cutting concrete hasn't changed in over 20 years and the industry continues to deal with the same issues...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project is focused on developing a one-piece functionally graded hybrid (fiber/particle) reinforced aluminum alloy matrix automobile brake rotor. Composite brake rotors offer increased weight savings, higher braking performance, and increased component life. Current composite rotors on the ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A10-063
Budget: 09/30/12 - 09/29/14
PI: Josh PhD

REL has demonstrated that Squeeze Casting a is viable process for encapsulation of ceramic tiles for Warfighter protection systems. The SBIR Phase 1 has demonstrated that squeeze cast encapsulation can offer the following process attributes: a. Use of low tolerance ‘as-pressed’ tiles, b. Control of gap sizes between tiles in cast panels, c. Abil...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: NM-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is focused on developing a one-piece functionally graded hybrid (fiber/particle) reinforced aluminum alloy matrix automobile brake rotor. Composite brake rotors have substantial weight savings potential, but costs and performance have limited their adoption. In this project we will explore ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A10-063
Budget: 12/30/10 - 06/30/11

Presently, the Army experiences numerous problems with existing manufacturing processes for the metal encapsulation of ceramic tiles within the current inventory of armor solutions. REL, Inc. will address the specific problems of directly casting the encapsulated ceramic structure to net/near net shape and the high cost of ceramic tile finishin...