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Wide-Area Laser Additive Manufacturing in Metals with Adaptive Beam Shaping (WALAM-ABS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0254
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-030-0089
Amount: $999,931.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T030
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-07-31
Small Business Information
711 E Monument Ave Ste 101
Dayton, OH 45402
United States
DUNS: 962006594
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom Tumolillo Jr. Tom Tumolillo Jr.
 Chief Operating Officer
 (505) 238-1166
Business Contact
 Tom Tumolillo Jr.
Phone: (505) 238-1166
Research Institution
 University of Dayton
 Claudette M. Groeber Claudette M. Groeber
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

 (937) 229-2919
 Nonprofit College or University

Optonicus proposes development of the Wide-Area Laser Additive Manufacturing in Metals with Adaptive Beam Shaping (WALAM-ABS) laser additive manufacturing (LAM) system. The WALAM-ABS metal additive manufacturing system will solve long-standing drawbacks imposed by current single-point selective laser melting LAM technology through the use of wide-area processing based on proprietary multi-beam fiber array laser systems. The proposed Phase II WALAM system will adapt high-power coherent fiber-array and adaptive beam control technologies originally developed for DoD directed energy applications. Benefits include a revolutionary 10-fold build rate increase with a 2-3-fold improvement in 3D printing spatial resolution with real time control of thermal gradients and wide area in-situ sensing of the power bed material and solidification track.

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