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Metalized 3D Printed Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8222-18-P-0003
Agency Tracking Number: F171-004-0103
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-004
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-20
Small Business Information
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Blum
 (978) 856-4154
Business Contact
 Collette Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution

The diverse set of metal repair parts required within the Air Force, coupled with the high cost of inventory can make leads times for their manufacture long and costs high.One way to achieve the goal of 100% availability is to additively manufacture metal forming dies for low volume parts only when needed. Triton Systems, in collaboration with our partner will develop and demonstrate a procedure to apply metallic coatings onto additively manufactured polymeric metal forming dies to increase their strength, hardness, heat resistance, and durability.To accelerate the development in the proposed effort, we will leverage success from our relevant work for the Air Force in which we improved the adhesion of metal foil to an additively manufactured polymer by almost an order of magnitude.This will allow for improved adhesion of the coatings to increase the hardness and wear performance of the die.

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