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Application of Additive Manufacturing Technologies to Produce Entire Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-17-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number: A171-080-0615
Amount: $99,911.53
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-080
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-14
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-13
Small Business Information
12151 Research Pkwy. Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Church
 Senior Scientist
 (407) 275-4720
Business Contact
 Beth Brownell
Phone: (407) 275-4720
Research Institution

This effort will perform a full evaluation of the state of the art in additive manufacturing and how do you create a multimaterial supported process that is truly integrated. This involves understanding of the issues and the identification of the gaps to get to a fully printed munition. Including software that can integrate mechanical models with electrical ones. How do you integrate multimaterials into a production line that requires different feedstock formatsinks, pastes, filaments, pellets and powders and process to fabricate a fully functional munition Logistics of the design, fabrication process and materials. Market drivers of each element of the infrastructure needs to be assessed. Data management and cybersecurity of design and fabrication files will be assessed. All digital controlled processes will be evaluated.This effort will identify the what is state and compare to the desired future state generating a gap analysis in order to identify the missing hard parts and focus attention to these identified elements. The result is a recommended pilot line for printing 40mm munitions. The journey is long but it has begun and the opportunity that this program presents will change how the future of munitions will be manufactured.

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