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Conductive Ink for High Resolution 3-D Printing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
91929
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-035-0177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Ste. 107 Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Conductive Ink for High Resolution 3-D Printing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0234
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

The Army is seeking a low-cost process for applying EMI grid patterns to the concave surface of a missile dome. Applied Nanotech, Inc. (ANI) is a leader in the development of metallic nano-inks for challenging application requirements; Optomec has developed a breakthrough multi-axis direct-write print head that generates an aerodynamically focused aerosol stream that can be used to print feature sizes down to 10 microns onto planar and non-planar substrates. ANI proposes to collaborate with Optomec in an SBIR program to develop a nano-scale conductive ink for high resolution 3-D printing with the aerosol jet technology. In Phase I, ANI and Optomec will conduct laboratory research and development culminating in a proof of concept demonstration of the grid application process by accurately printing the design pattern onto a flat surface of a substrate comprised of a candidate dome material and verifying a sheet resistance of the printed pattern of < 1 ohm per square.

Principal Investigator:

Jennifer Li
Sr. Engineer
5123395020
jli@appliednanotech.net

Business Contact:

Nancy Ruel
Contracts Manager
5123395020
nruel@appliednanotech.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED NANOTECH, INC.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107 Austin, TX 78758

EIN/Tax ID: 742848504
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No