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Additive Manufactured Smart Structures with Discrete Embedded Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-17-C-0186
Agency Tracking Number: A17A-024-0168
Amount: $149,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17A-T024
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-02-24
Small Business Information
11008 Chelsea Way
Laurel, MD 20723
United States
DUNS: 080528211
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Victor Yun
 (301) 935-6532
Business Contact
 Victor Yun
Phone: (301) 935-6532
Research Institution
 University Research Foundation, Inc.
 Bud Heidhausen
6411 Ivy Lane, Suite 110
Greenbelt, MD 20770
United States

 (301) 345-8664
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Layer-by-layer additive manufacturing (AM) has been flourishing. The next generation AM will be hybrid which includes 3D AM printer, CNC mill, micro-milling capability, CAD/CAM, pick-and-place tool and many interchangeable print engines. In other words, this next generation of printers will be a completely computer integrated system. For the last four years, we have been integrating an industry standard 5-axis CNC mill as a hybrid AM tooltrue 3D printed electronics printer, pick-and-place tool, basic 3D polymer and metallic additive printer, 3D laser scanner and CAD/CAM software. Its our goal to do much of the AM on a single manufacturing platform (CNC) with single operating system (CAD/CAM). The development of direct digital manufacturing process is equally important as the integration of hardware and software. For the last three years, we focused our attention to the manufacturing process development: 3D printed electronics (both syringe nozzle and Aerosol Jet), simple geometry structure printing with polymer and metal, pick-and-place system, basic 3DAM, nano-particle ink laser sintering and laser machining. Additional research is necessary to transfer our current step-wise methods into a coupon manufacturing processes. Our work was selected by a DoD agency as one of top three transferable technology in 2015.

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