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ISS Multi-Material Fabrication Laboratory Using Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing Technology

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC18C0147
Agency Tracking Number: 174233
Amount: $742,793.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H7
Solicitation Number: SBIR_17_P2
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-04-22
Small Business Information
297 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223-3701
United States
DUNS: 173686510
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Hagarty
 (330) 929-5544
Business Contact
 Steve Ambrosia
Phone: (330) 564-8843
Research Institution

The goal of this program is to demonstrate the use of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) solid state metal 3D printing to provide in-space, on-demand manufacturing capabilities to support the unique challenges of long-duration human spaceflight. Previous and ongoing work in NASA SBIR programs has demonstrated the ability to 3D print quality metal parts using UAM. The goal of this Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility to reduce the size and power consumption of current UAM machine technology to 3D print aerospace grade aluminums for In-Space manufacturing. In fact, for the UAM process, operation in a micro-gravity environment contributes to power reduction goals expressed in recent NASA documents (NASA, 2016).

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