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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0425
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-005-0029
Amount: $124,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T005
Solicitation Number: 18.A
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-22
Small Business Information
No. 6 Wilson Drive, St. James Industrial Park, St. James, MO, 65559
DUNS: 148054179
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sriram Praneeth Isanaka Sriram Praneeth Isanaka
 Senior R&D Engineer
 (573) 202-3511
Business Contact
 Lisa Liou
Phone: (573) 308-7175
Research Institution
 Missouri University of Science and Technology
 Douglas Bristow Douglas Bristow
 292B Toomey Hall
400 West 13th Street
Rolla, MO, 65409
 (573) 341-6559
 Nonprofit college or university
The goal of this STTR Phase I research proposal is to develop a proof of concept for a novel additive manufacturing (AM) process that will be capable of processing 7000 series AM aluminum alloys while minimizing defects, with an eventual goal of Phase II/III project to commercialize the developed technology. To achieve this goal, the technical objectives, the proposed technology includes the following critical steps: 1) using multi-beam energy (MBE) source to deposit aluminum 7000 series; 2) using dynamic beam shaper (DBS) energy source to deposit aluminum 7000 series; 3) using AM process models for MBE and DBS process modeling; and 4) optimizing the design of the MBE/DBS system.

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