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Micro-factory for Miniaturization, Portability and Remote Production

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77961
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-030-0241
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701-1251
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Micro-factory for Miniaturization, Portability and Remote Production
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-M-0307
Award Amount: $69,986.00
 

Abstract:

The Micro-Factory/Nano-Factory will employ piezoelectric devices to realize a high precision, controllable micro/nano-manipulation fabrication/assembly unit that is self-contained and portable. The low cost unit will incorporate adaptable multipurpose Micro-Piezoelectric Microfabrication Tools, or tools, that can provide the miniaturization and efficiency needed as to meet the needs of commercial micro- and meso- scale systems. The piezoelectric Micro-Factory/Nano-Factory will provide scientists and engineers low cost manipulation tools to align, grab and machine nanometer-sized devices such as transistors, sensors and spindles. Importantly, the agile multipurpose ยต-tools will enable micro-inspection and repair of defense critical systems such as UAV/UUV equipment. The result will enable the fabrication of more complex micro products (or subassemblies) with real 3D functionality, enlarging the set of 3D micro structuring and assembly technologies.BENEFITS: Leveraging strong industry ties to both the medical, electronics and defense industry, Phase II/III will focus on customizing versions of the prototype Micro-Factory/Nano-Factory system for key products and services in consumer electronics (transistors fabrication, display repair); medical devices (3-D manufacture of subscale catheters, valves and sensors, bio-sciences (controlled infusion); highly dimensional accuracy UAV/UUV inspection equipment and low cost manipulation in (FIB, SEM, TEM) instrument fabrication/assembly environments.

Principal Investigator:

Gareth J. Knowles
Principal Investigator
5703222700
gknowles@qortek.com

Business Contact:

Cathy A. Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
5703222700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QORTEK, INC.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701

EIN/Tax ID: 232954664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PENN STATE UNIV.
203 MRL Building Hastings Road
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Patricia A. Mayes
Contact Phone: (814) 865-3422
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university