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Methods to rapidly optimize materials for Additive Manufacturing processes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-124-0886
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-124
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Harvest Technologies
815 Kirkley Blvd Belton, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Methods to rapidly optimize materials for Additive Manufacturing processes
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-13-M-5061
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to build a foundation for the modeling of polymer powders for use in laser sintering (LS). These models will attempt to provide a basis for characterizing new LS material candidates, establishing a fundamental understanding of material behavior so that existing molding grade polymers can be adapted for use in LS, and qualifying LS feedstock for use in production. BENEFIT: Increased adaptation of LS grade polymers which should lead to decreased raw material costs, increased supply chain security, and broader mechanical properties. In addition, will potentially create a tool to help manage powder feedstock through recycling and mapping process parameters to measured powder quality.

Principal Investigator:

David K. Leigh
President
(254) 933-1000
dkleigh@harvest-tech.com

Business Contact:

David K. Leigh
President
(254) 933-1000
dkleigh@harvest-tech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Harvest Technologies
815 Kirkley Blvd Belton, TX -

EIN/Tax ID: 742917196
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No