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Company Information:

Company Name:
THIRD WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.
Address:
7900 West 78th Street
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN
Phone:
(952) 832-5515
URL:
N/A
EIN:
411744080
DUNS:
938966090
Number of Employees:
30
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,279,527.00 15
SBIR Phase II $8,688,592.00 10
STTR Phase I $99,992.00 1
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Improved Titanium Machining Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,592.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
While recent advances in high speed machining (HSM) of aluminum materials have successfully achieved significant reductions in cost of aerospace structures, these advances have not been successfully applied to titanium material components. Machining costsare a major cost driver in these components,… More

Improved Titanium Machining Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,970.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Machining is a major cost element in aerospace. High-speed machining (HSM) enables cost savings for aluminum components, but has not yet done so for titanium. Our Phase I results demonstrate feasibility of HSM and high-frequency tooth pass (HFTP)technology to overcome inherent titanium barriers and… More

Machining of Ceramics Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will investigate and deliver a validated software modeling and analysis capability specifically for the machining of ceramic materials. Industry currently lacks the knowledge and ability to modelmachining and associated material removal… More

SBIR Phase I: Residual Stress and Part Distortion Prediction in Machined Workpiece Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase I project will develop and validate a three-dimensional finite element modeling capability to predict machining induced residual stresses. This project will significantly extend the current state-of-the-art that is limited to 2D residual stress analysis… More

Machining of Ceramics Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technology Officer
Abstract:
MDA suppliers of brittle-material parts, want to improve manufacturing processes, but lack the required material modeling capability. Our Phase II proposal will provide the predictive capability MDA needs to dramatically improve manufacturing ofbrittle-material parts made from ceramics,… More

SBIR Phase II: Residual Stress and Part Distortion Prediction in Machined Workpiece Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$499,965.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop and validate the predictive capability industry needs to dramatically improve machined workpiece quality by controlling machining induced stresses while simultaneously reducing distortion in aerospace and automotive parts.… More

SBIR Phase II: Residual Stress and Part Distortion Prediction in Machined Workpiece Surfaces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop and validate the predictive capability industry needs to dramatically improve machined workpiece quality by controlling machining induced stresses while simultaneously reducing distortion in aerospace and automotive parts.… More

Enabling Materials Processing Technology for Low-Cost Fabrication of Integral Bladed Rotors (IBR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
IBR manufacturing is an essential part of gas turbine fabrication for modern fighter aircraft, yet remains a significant cost component. Stringent dimensional (distortional) tolerance and surface finish requirements necessitate the need for precision manufacturing. Currently, F-135 and F-119 IBRs… More

High-Speed Machining of Thin-Web, Large-Pocket Ti-6Al-4V Firewalls/Bulkheads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
High performance aircraft structures have strict requirements regarding weight, strength and fatigue. The unitization of structures provides reduced labor costs, part count and improved quality while achieving desired weight requirements. Since firewalls are not part of the primary structure, they… More

Enabling Materials Processing Technology for Low-Cost Fabrication of Integral Bladed Rotors (IBR)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Integral bladed rotors (IBR) manufacturing is an essential part of gas turbine fabrication for modern fighter aircraft. Stringent dimensional tolerance and surface finish requirements necessitate precision manufacturing and consequently, resulting in increased cost. Our Phase II proposal will… More

High-Speed Machining of Thin-Web, Large-Pocket Ti-6Al-4V Firewalls/Bulkheads

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
The overall goal of our Phase II project is to demonstrate innovative, scalable high-performance machining (HPM) processes the Navy needs for thin-web, large-pocket Ti-6Al-4V firewalls and bulkheads. The anticipated benefits of the program are the ability to fabricate unitized structures resulting… More

Expedited Fabrication of Conformal Window for ABL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project Expedited Fabrication of Conformal Window for Airborne Laser (ABL) aims to demonstrate the feasibility of ductile mode machining (DMM) to dramatically reduce manufacturing cycle times of meter-class lightweight mirrors. DMM will drive… More

Improved Loaded Core Milling Process

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy D. Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Military aircraft utilize advanced materials like loaded core composites for superior strength, weight, fatigue and stealth properties in parts such as ailerons, flaps, runners, leading edges and rudders. While new processes like ultrasonic machining for cutting and shaping of loaded cores are an… More

Innovative Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David A. Stephenson, VP, Applications Engineering
Abstract:
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) part programs generated by different CAD/CAM software packages are incompatible, which can lead to significant delay and increased engineering and programming labor cost if programs generated at one facility are used at another facility with a different CAD/CAM… More

Expedited Fabrication of Conformal Window for ABL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
The manufacture of meter-class windows and mirrors requires extended fabrication periods, often longer than one year. This is because current fabrication techniques entail multiple stages of grinding, lapping, and polishing to achieve high surface finish and dimensional requirements. Our Phase II… More

Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,944.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator:
David A. Stephenson, Vice President, Engineering
Abstract:
Modern airframes require thousands of drilled holes in difficult materials such as graphite-epoxy composites, titanium, or layered metal-composite assemblies. Drill life and hole quality are often limited when drilling composites due to heat buildup. Drilling composite/metallic stackups often… More

Freeform Optical Systems for Defense System Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
David A. Stephenson, Vice President
Research Institution:
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
RI Contact:
Steven Liang
Abstract:
Freeform optical surfaces offer advantages over axis-symmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce optical sizes, increase performance and reduce aberrations. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be difficult and costly, prohibiting their ability to achieve their… More

Improved Extrusion and Milling Techniques

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Cory Arthur, Applications Engineer
Abstract:
The overall goal of our Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative high performance machining (HPM) enabled by physics-based modeling the Navy needs to manufacture FlexTech in a mass produced, affordable, high tolerance manner. The anticipated benefits of the program are the… More

Conformal Sensor Window

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Conformal sensor windows offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce drag and weight. Materials of interest include spinel, polycrystal alumina, and ALON. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be costly, or even impossible. Fabrication of… More

High-Speed Machining of Thin-Web, Large-Pocket Aircraft Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$2,119,746.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Troy D. Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
The overall goal of our Phase II project is to demonstrate innovative, scalable high-performance machining (HPM) processes the Navy needs for thin-web, large-pocket aircraft components. The anticipated benefits of the program are the ability to apply physics-based modeling to predict and manage… More

Freeform Optical Systems for Defense System Optics

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Troy D. Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Research Institution:
Western Michigan University
RI Contact:
John Patten
Abstract:
Freeform optical surfaces offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce optical sizes, increase performance and reduce aberrations. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be difficult and costly, prohibiting their ability to achieve their… More

Low Cost Machining of Nickel Alloys for Aerospace Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator:
Cory Arthur, Sr. Applications Engineer
Abstract:
The use of nickel alloys is pervasive in jet engine components and includes cases and fatigue critical rotating parts in the compressor and turbine sections. Machining nickel alloys represents a singular challenge due to the alloys-Y exceptional high temperature strength characteristics. This is… More

High Quality, High Productivity Composite and Multilayer Drilling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$968,926.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator:
Troy D. Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Modern military and commercial airframes are comprised of aluminum, titanium and fiber reinforced composites mated together with rivets inserted in tens of thousands of pre-drilled holes. Drilling in assembly operations is performed on components made from stack-ups of composites, aluminum and… More

Accelerated Reconnaissance Window Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Grinding is used to satisfy figure and finish requirements for optics, removing successive layers of material to ensure alleviation of any damage created from the prior operation. Consequently, fabrication times are slow and expensive. The optics manufacturing industry currently lacks… More

Gear Hobbing Predictive Model

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$80,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
This program will demonstrate the feasibility of innovative physics-based modeling of gear hobbing to predict and improve residual stresses and heat treat distortions while reducing production cycle times and costs of transmission gears. TWS will develop a general, validated, physics-based modeling… More

Conformal Sensor Window

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer
Abstract:
Ceramic transmission sensor windows offer advantages over axisymmetric surfaces in the ability to reduce drag and weight. Materials of interest include spinel, polycrystal alumina, and AlON. However, the description, fabrication and metrology of these surfaces can be costly, or even impossible.… More

Gear Hobbing Predictive Model

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,986.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Troy Marusich, Chief Technical Officer – (952) 832-5515
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project, Gear Hobbing Predictive Model, will develop and demonstrate innovative physics-based modeling of gear machining processes the Navy needs to predict and improve residual stresses and related distortions, as well as reduce production cycle… More