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STTR Phase II: Modulation-Assisted Deep Hole Drilling of Micro/Meso-Scale…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84860
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637644
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M4 Sciences Corporation
1800 Woodland Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906 2274
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase II: Modulation-Assisted Deep Hole Drilling of Micro/Meso-Scale Biomedical Components
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0822879
Award Amount: $499,660.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop a Modulation-Assisted Machining (MAM) system with novel capabilities for micro/meso-scale deep-hole drilling of biomedical components. The system is structured around a new device; an accessory developed for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. This new device superimposes a low-frequency sinusoidal modulation onto machining processes enabling controlled chip formation and easy disposal, enhanced lubrication of tool-chip contact, reduces energy consumption, and, potentially, a reduction in tool wear. When implemented in the appropriate system framework, unprecedented increases in productivity and efficiency of deep-hole drilling processes are envisaged. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be commercialize MAM technology in manufacturing of biomedical components and related applications in automotive and aerospace fluid systems manufacturing. Complemented by a strong education and training program. By driving the development of a class of clean machining processes with reduced effluent streams and energy consumption, and improved efficiency, this project will impact sustainable manufacturing for the discrete products sector, with broad societal benefits.

Principal Investigator:

James B. Mann
MS
7654796215
jbmann@m4sciences.com

Business Contact:

James B. Mann
MS
7654796215
jbmann@m4sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M4 Sciences Corporation
1800 Woodland Avenue West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 680621628
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Purdue University
302 Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907 2108
Contact: Srinivasan Chandrasekar
Contact Phone: (765) 494-3623
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university