Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy Components

Innovative Processing Techniques for Additive Manufacture of 7000 Series Aluminum Alloy Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0426
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-005-0017
Amount: $124,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2018
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T005
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
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
 Jingfu Liu
 (832) 260-5660
 jliu@sentientscience.com
Business Contact
 Melissa McReynolds
Phone: (716) 239-8215
Email: mmcreynolds@sentientscience.com
Research Institution
 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 Dr Michael Sealy
 1400 R Street
Lincoln, NE, 68588
 (402) 472-1659
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
To address the needs of Navy to successfully produce 7000 series aluminum alloy components, Sentient proposes to develop a hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) process for this topic. Hybrid AM use a secondary process (e.g. peening, burnishing) along with primary AM process to tightly control thermal profile and stress evolution locally and globally, resulting enhanced part quality (e.g. negligible distortion, free of cracks, full dense).

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