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Company Information:

Company Name: CalRAM, Inc.
City: Simi Valley
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (805) 844-7823

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $339,234.00 4
SBIR Phase II $2,261,266.00 3

Award List:

Lattice Block Structures for Missile Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,874.00
Abstract:
Lattice Block Structures (LBS) are used to produce parts with higher specific stiffness than a solid but are difficult to produce. Electron Beam Melting (EBM)technology is capable of building LBS in a variety of configurations directly from a computer file using much thinner and stronger ligaments… More

Electron Beam Melting Manufacturing for DACS Divert Dome

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: John Wooten, President
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
CalRAM, Inc., a small-veteran owned company, has been developing a capability for producing near-net shape titanium components directly from CAD files. The process uses a layer-build or additive manufacturing process to build 3-D structures by melting titanium powder directly with an electron beam.… More

Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight, Low Cost Seeker Gimbals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,514.00
Abstract:
Lightweight gimbal assemblies capable of meeting both thermal and structural requirements in military aviation environments can be accomplished through the use of titanium alloys. However, to achieve a production unit cost not to exceed $600-$1200 per gimbal assembly for a seeker gimbal assembly… More

Advanced Near-Net Shape Metallurgy of Liquid Rocket Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice-President – (805) 844-7812
Award Amount: $99,850.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The designs of complex liquid rocket engine components are limited by the manufacturing processes used to build them. Traditional manufacturing processes, such as, casting or forging and machining, although capable of producing high-quality hardware, are expensive and time consuming. … More

Lattice Block Structures for Missile Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice President – (805) 844-7823
Award Amount: $733,171.00
Abstract:
This project will develop the capability to produce naval missile lattice block structures for leading edge components using electron beam melted gamma phase titanium aluminide powder. This is a materials, process, and component development effort. Suitable powder will be purchased and electron beam… More

Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight, Low Cost Seeker Gimbals

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice President – (805) 844-7823
Award Amount: $778,129.00
Abstract:
In 2010, CalRAM was awarded a Phase I SBIR to produce lightweight, low-cost precision seeker gimbals for high volume production that can operate in military aviation environments. Using an additive manufacturing technology based on electron beam melting (EBM), CalRAM built a near-net shape… More

Advanced Near-Net Shape Metallurgy of Liquid Rocket Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Dave Ciscel, Vice President – (805) 844-7823
Award Amount: $749,966.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The overall goal of the Phase II effort is to take CalRAM"s Additive Manufacturing process, based on Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology, to the point where it is ready to fabricate titanium hardware for Liquid Rocket Engine(LRE)production. Phase II will focus on demonstrating… More