Processing of Metallic Scrap Materials for Battlefield Additive Manufacturing

Processing of Metallic Scrap Materials for Battlefield Additive Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-17-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6641
Amount: $499,730.18
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2017
Solicitation Year: 2016
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-023
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Small Business Information
101 Lasuen Court, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
DUNS: 079864647
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew LaTour
 Chief Innovation Officer
 (510) 396-6140
 alatour@molyworks.com
Business Contact
 Christopher Eonta
Phone: (612) 850-8958
Email: ceonta10@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A shippable metallurgical system called the Mobile Foundry; is developed for deployable recycling of battlefield scrap metals and powder production. In Phase I, the current system was tested for capability to recycle steel, stainless steel, and aluminum and produce fine powders usable in additive manufacturing or cold spray. Technical feasibility of the Mobile Foundry has been demonstrated in Phase I, and powder produced is suitable for additive manufacturing or cold spray; however, the system has technical obstacles to commercialization such as high gas consumption. In Phase II, the current Mobile Foundry will be developed for commercial viability. Gas consumption will be reduced, yields will be improved, and ease of operation will be enhanced. Currently, the Mobile Foundry is at a TRL of 6. Over the course of the two-year Phase II project, a second-generation Mobile Foundry will be designed which, once constructed, will have a TRL of 7.

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