Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-17-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0088
Amount: $996,041.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2015
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA152-001
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Small Business Information
850 Energy Drive, Idaho Falls, ID, 83401
DUNS: 089822014
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Nathan Bolander
 (208) 520-5759
 nbolander@sentientscience.com
Business Contact
 Jason Rios
Phone: (716) 328-3422
Email: jrios@sentientscience.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In response to DLA SBIR Topic DLA152-001 for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Sentient Corporation (Sentient) proposes to develop a life cycle cost optimization tool based on our commercial DigitalClone modeling technology. This tool will enable users to evaluate the tradeoffs between alternate manufacturing processes, implementation costs, and the performance/durability of the resultant components allowing for a standardized comparison of life cycle costs. This innovative software solution will enable DLA personnel to evaluate the cost effectiveness of alternate manufacturing process and provides quantifiable life expectancy data to help determine how the should cost value of such alternatives might compare to current product offerings. DigitalClone life prediction capabilities can be applied not only to traditional manufacturing processes that are typically used by DoD suppliers, but also to emerging advanced manufacturing techniques such as Additive Manufacturing. Sentients solution will greatly enhance the DLA business case analysis (BCA) process for considering how to employ additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing processes.

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