Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc.

2941 College Drive
Kettering, OH 45420
http://mlpc.com
52 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 37
Total Value of Awards $14.2MM
First Award Date 01/01/97
Most Recent Award Date 07/16/15

37 Awards Won

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Wright State University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T12.04
Budget: 07/16/15 - 07/15/17

In Phase I of this project MLPC, WSU, and AFIT were successfully able to identify several optical data features that are indicative of the quality of components built with the selective laser melting additive manufacturing process. Four unique optical sensors were identified to collect this information and they include infrared and visible wave...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Wright State University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T12.04
Budget: 06/17/15 - 06/17/16

This STTR project seeks to develop a fast predictive model for selective laser melting (SLM) processes and then integrate that model with an SLM chamber that allows full control of process variables and is equipped with in-process sensors. The combination will create a closed loop in which the model suggests process parameter settings for test ...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Wright State University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T12.04
Budget: 06/17/15 - 06/17/16

Current selective laser melting additive manufacturing (AM) systems do not have adequate process control features for wide-spread adoption across NASA. In this project Mound Laser & Photonics Center (MLPC) will work with Wright State University (WSU) to implement a novel system for layer-by-layer in-process monitoring for AM. The key innovatio...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-119
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

ABSTRACT:To implement more efficient inspection techniques for turbine engine components, such as vibrothermography, it is necessary to conduct reliability assessments. ?This requires a set of specimens with standardized crack defects. ?Traditional flexural fatigue methods for producing artificial cracks are slow, expensive and, due to lack of p...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-087
Budget: 08/20/14 - 05/22/15

ABSTRACT: Manufacturing of aerospace components requires high precision, complexity, and the ability to perform in harsh environments, thus resulting in low production rates and compromises of efficient-complex designs. Unfortunately, fabrication materials of liquid rocket engines, such as copper alloys, are not immensely established in additi...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Air Force Institute of Technology

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-T12.04
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

The key innovation in this project is the implementation of an Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (IFTS) for in situ metal additive manufacturing process monitoring. In this Phase I STTR project, Mound Laser & Photonics Center, a developer of laser based additive manufacturing processing, will collaborate with the Air Force Institute of Tech...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-130
Budget: 06/03/13 - 06/03/15

ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. Although parameters can be optimized for lowest cost, highest precision, or optimum microstructure, these optimizations require trade-offs between scan rate, layer thickness, bed heat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF131-124
Budget: 05/31/13 - 02/28/14

ABSTRACT: Powder-bed based additive manufacturing (AM) technologies typically involve rapid solidification after a laser or electron beam melts a region of powder. These powders can have an associated cost as much as an order of magnitude greater than the bulk material. Although less costly powders exist, they have large size and shape distribut...

Phase 1 STTR

Agency: Department of Health & Human Services
Topic: PA-12-089
Budget: 04/19/13 - 08/31/13

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Each year in the US, approximately 600,000 total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries are performed at a total annual cost of $15B and nearly 4.5M Americans are currently living with a TKR implant. The survival rate of TKR devices declines dramatically after ten years of use due primarily to mechanical wear. The ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18A-2013
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

There is great demand for low energy dewatering technologies to harvest very fine particulate, such as microalgae. Current dewatering methods (e.g. centrifuge, press filter) consume much energy and are less effective for separating high value micro-particulate. One promising method for very low energy dewatering is capillary solid-liquid separ...

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