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Micro-factory for Miniaturization, Portability and Remote Production

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77991
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-030-0388
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MICROLUTION, INC.
4038 N Nashville Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1427
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Micro-factory for Miniaturization, Portability and Remote Production
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0088
Award Amount: $519,581.00
 

Abstract:

During Phase I, the authors extended the development work for an automated microfactory that began with a prototype developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 as part of a grant from the US Army Aviation and Missile Command. The prototype provided proof-of-concept for important microfactory technologies, and revealed gaps between the state-of-the-art and the Navy microfactory requirements listed in the solicitation. Phase I efforts addressed technical challenges in modularity, mass-production, micro-assembly, in-situ metrology, portability and ruggedness. Processes, design tools and proof-of-concept prototypes will be developed during Phase II for micro-assembly, metrology, modular material handling, micro hard-turning, advanced kinematic coupling pallet systems, environmental control, incoming material processing and cleaning and post processing. During the Phase II Option, these systems will be specialized for the particular ball-bearing application associated with the microfactory DoD customer. The result of Phase II and the Option will be the production of a microfactory system that is both deployable for on-site, rapid-response production of high-value defense applications and commercially viable for a broad range of non-defense applications. The system will be tested and demonstrated, achieving Technology Readiness Level 7 and leading shortly to widespread commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Honegger
Vice-President
7732826495
andrew.honegger@microlution-inc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Phillip
President
7732826495
andy.phillip@microlution-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROLUTION, INC.
4038 N Nashville Ave Chicago, IL 60634

EIN/Tax ID: 202373918
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT UC
1206 W Green St
4408 MEL
Urbana, IL 61801 2906
Contact: Richard E. DeVor
Contact Phone: (217) 333-3543
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university