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Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight, Low Cost Seeker Gimbals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4976
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-127
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
CalRAM, Inc.
2380 Shasta Ave, Suite B Simi Valley, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight, Low Cost Seeker Gimbals
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0036
Award Amount: $778,129.00
 

Abstract:

In 2010, CalRAM was awarded a Phase I SBIR to produce lightweight, low-cost precision seeker gimbals for high volume production that can operate in military aviation environments. Using an additive manufacturing technology based on electron beam melting (EBM), CalRAM built a near-net shape Ti-6Al-4V gimbal ring. In addition, a manufacturing cell capable of producing gimbal rings in quantities to support a production line was designed. For the Phase II program, CalRAM will work with Lockheed Martin to develop an EBM design and fabricate and test approximately 20 gimbal rings. A detailed design of the manufacturing cell will be developed along with work instructions for each work station. A manufacturing and quality plan for the production of the gimbal rings will be prepared and preproduction readiness review will be held to demonstrate the viability of the manufacturing approach. As part of this effort cost and schedule metrics will be developed to demonstrate the feasibility of meeting the cost target and delivery requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Dave Ciscel
Vice President
(805) 844-7823
dave.ciscel@calraminc.com

Business Contact:

John Wooten
President
(805) 844-7823
john.wooten@calraminc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CalRAM, Inc.
2380 Shasta Ave, Suite B Simi Valley, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 202200585
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No