Affordable High Rate Manufacturing Process for High Density Sub-Projectiles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0389
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-080-0029
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-080
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
Bennett Aerospace, LLC
2054 Kildaire Farm Road #181, Cary, NC, 27518
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808372762
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Bennett
 CEO
 (919) 859-5454
 DBennett@BennettAerospace.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Bennett
Title: CEO
Phone: (919) 859-5454
Email: DBennett@BennettAerospace.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposed program is to create a cost effective mass production process using Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS) to produce complex geometry projectiles for the Navy – on a mass production basis. The existing situation is that the US Navy uses complex-geometry flechette projectiles made of high density tungsten with rail-gun technology. Traditional manufacturing for projectiles, especially those projectiles with complex geometries such as flechettes, can be costly. The high-temperature SLS technology offers the potential to significantly reduce the cost of complex-shape projectiles for the Navy and simultaneously allow for the design of even more complex shapes where the Navy does not have to worry about the manufacturability of the projectiles.

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