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STTR Phase I: A Multi-Axis Planning System (MAPS) for Direct Fabrication…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84875
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637796
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Product Innovation and Engineering, L.L.C.
11513 Pine Forest Dr. Rolla, MO 65401-0000
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: A Multi-Axis Planning System (MAPS) for Direct Fabrication Processes
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637796
Award Amount: $149,500.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will research and develop an innovative Multi- Axis Planning System, or MAPS, for layered manufacturing processes. The objectives of this Phase I research project is to explore the feasibility of developing an efficient MAPS algorithm to drive the manufacturing system and to actually test the algorithm in a production machine with the participating industrial partners. This proposed research will demonstrate the feasibility to develop an efficient and robust planning and control system for a multi-axis machine to build general 3-D mechanical parts. If successful, the proposed project will bring fully automated multi-axis control capability into layered manufacturing industry to produce functional metal parts with complicated shapes. Such a capability will lead to dramatic reductions in lead time and manufacturing costs for high-value, low-volume components, such as gas turbine engine cases, complex unitized airframes, and other products built from expensive raw materials or requiring high-cost finishing operations. This innovative manufacturing technology will also enable establishment of forward-deployed component repair and system sustainability.

Principal Investigator:

Jianzhong E. Ruan
Dr
5735786799
jzruan@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Lisa E. Liou
PhD
5733087175
lisaliou@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PINE L.L.C.
11513 Pine Forest Dr. 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE Rolla, MO 65401

EIN/Tax ID: 061668417
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of MO Rolla
1870 Miner Circle, 202 UC
Rolla, MO 65409-1330
Contact: Frank H. Liou
Contact Phone: (573) 341-4603
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university