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3D Printed Manufacturing of Respiratory Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-20-C0014
Agency Tracking Number: C2-0558
Amount: $500,370.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD181-001
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-03-08
Small Business Information
267 Boston Road Suite 11
North Billerica, MA 01862
United States
DUNS: 962321381
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Lawrence Hancock
 CEO
 (617) 448-1588
 lawrence.hancock@akitainnovations.com
Business Contact
 Larry Takiff
Phone: (978) 362-2642
Email: larry.takiff@akitainnovations.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The principal benefit of this project will be the development of materials, processes and designs for the additive manufacture of air purifying respirators. Additive manufacture allows mass personalization of existing systems. For respirators, that design is the unique size and facial structure of each individual warfighter. The ability to personalize respirator design to each unique warfighter will improve the performance of air purifying respirators. In addition to allowing personalization of individual respirators, additive manufacture will reduce the cost and logistical burden thanks to just-in-time manufacturing. In a broader sense, this project will contribute to the development of optimized elastomeric materials for additive manufacture which currently do not exist.

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