USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Non-Intrusive Direct Part Marking with Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Non-Intrusive Direct Part Marking with Femtosecond Laser Pulses
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8117-12-C-0002
Award Amount: $749,912.00


ABSTRACT: In Phase I, we presented options for direct marking of high-performance turbine parts using ultrashort pulse lasers, that do not compromise the integrity of said parts. In the proposed effort, we will work with our customer to: evaluate metallurgy and fatigue, and mark quality on the range of materials used for fracture critical parts; develop marking conditions for all major alloys to be marked; test critical performance parameters including fatigue limit to include quality and readability of scanned/ machine readable bar code marks; and integrate results to develop specifications for improved marking equipment. BENEFIT: The system we design will reduce risk in applying new marking requirements, and will directly benefit the commercial and defense aerospace markets, as well as ground-based turbines for power-generation.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Researc
(520) 903-2345

Business Contact:

Denise Blum
Administrative Manager
(520) 903-2345
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physics, Materials & Applied Math Resear
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112 Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 860986177
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No