Direct Metal Adsorption Printing (DMAP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8100-18-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: F161-010-0975
Amount: $749,930.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF161-010
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-25
Small Business Information
27130A Paseo Espada, Ste 1405, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
DUNS: 798896564
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Zani
 (949) 422-6625
Business Contact
 Michael Zani
Phone: (949) 422-6625
Research Institution
3D printing has recently taking a lead role as a potential solution for future manufacturing. However, there are still many problems and limitations to the technology for cost effective high resolution, high throughput manufacturing.Derived from the SBIR Phase I effort, Digibeam is presenting an innovative solution using a different beam and growth process that directly addresses both resolution and throughput limitations to meet and exceed USAF SBIR AF161-010 requirements.3D Printing will be performed in a single tool using a process called Direct Metal Adsorption Printing (DMAP).DMAP uses a novel high speed pulsed ion beam to print 2D patterns from CAD and then non-thermally growing multi-layer materials from the printed patterns at room temperature in separate chambers.The repetitive 2D print and growth allows 3D additive manufacturing of high resolution precision structures.Demonstrations in the program will include a 50Gpixel high speed deflection, a 6.5Tbs streaming data path testing and automated feedstock control leading to multilayer additive printing of 3D solids and Due-Use commercial structures.

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