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Laser Deposition for Manufacture of Titanium Cast Parts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65064
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0384
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optomec Design Company
3911 Singer NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Laser Deposition for Manufacture of Titanium Cast Parts
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00421-04-P-0225
Award Amount: $69,976.00
 

Abstract:

Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide an alternative for investment casting for aerospace-grade Ti-6-4 components. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable manufacturing route forthese components. We will investigate the mechanical properties of laser-deposited material in thick sections, to determine whether laser deposition can be used for large components. We will use the feedback control sensors of the process to understanddefect formation, and determine whether real-time process checks can be used to eliminate defects. We will evaluate the microstructural and chemical properties to ensure compliance with the relevant standards, and we will evaluate non-destructive testingtechniques to determine whether they can adequately screen laser-deposited material. The outcome will be an assessment of the process relative to casting, and an identification of components and methods to successfully develop and introduce the technologyto the Navy.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Grylls
LENS Team Leader
5057618250
rgrylls@optomec.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer Silva
Contracts Manager
5057618250
jsilva@optomec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTOMEC DESIGN CO.
3911 Singer NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850301120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No