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Ship Vibration Mitigation for Additive Manufactruring Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0655
Agency Tracking Number: N20A-T010-0122
Amount: $239,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N20A-T010
Solicitation Number: A
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-11-19
Small Business Information
12301 Kiln Court Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705-6307
United States
DUNS: 016565277
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom Zhao
 (443) 766-7978
Business Contact
 Eric Rees
Phone: (443) 766-7860
Research Institution
 Michigan Technological University
 Gordon Parker
Lakeshore Center
Houghton, MI 49931-1295
United States

 (906) 370-1341
 Nonprofit College or University

The overall goal of this STTR Phase I project is to develop a concept to mitigate the effects of motion/vibration for a shipboard material extrusion additive manufacturing (AM) system.  NAVSEA has been installing advanced manufacturing equipment, including 3D printers, onboard ships in support of shipboard operations and to evaluate performance of the equipment in shipboard environments and in response to Fleet demand.  However, the performance of the equipment and quality of fabricated parts is impacted by shipboard high-frequency vibrations which limit shipboard printing applications, especially higher criticality applications.  Advanced Technology and Research Corporation (ATR) has teamed with Michigan Technological University (MTU) to develop a model-based Vibration Mitigation System (VMS) to support the Navy to overcome this challenge and bring the AM capability to ships.

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