Developing Aluminum-Based Metallic Glass Alloys for use in the Additive Manufacture of High-Toughness Aerospace Components

Developing Aluminum-Based Metallic Glass Alloys for use in the Additive Manufacture of High-Toughness Aerospace Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-5006
Agency Tracking Number: F173-014-0491
Amount: $149,819.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: AF173-014
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
8025 Lamon Ave, Suite 446, Skokie, IL, 60077
DUNS: 079180585
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Croteau
 (208) 891-3157
 jcroteau@nanoal.com
Business Contact
 Dr. Nhon Vo
Phone: (217) 721-0317
Email: nvo@nanoal.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The additive manufacture of metal components from powder feedstocki.e. the net-shape, three-dimensional forming of a component, layer by layer, from a computer filehas gained popularity in the last nearly three decades, evolving from a method of rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing. These methods are inherently far-from-equilibrium and present a significant, economical method to fabricate bulk quantities of net-shpae metallic glass. The proposed work will develop aluminum-based metallic glass alloys with ultra-high specific strength specifically for additive manufacturing.

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