Affordable High Rate Manufacturing Process for High Density Sub-Projectiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0389
Agency Tracking Number: N091-080-0029
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-080
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
2054 Kildaire Farm Road #181, Cary, NC, 27518
DUNS: 808372762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Bennett
 (919) 859-5454
Business Contact
 Douglas Bennett
Title: CEO
Phone: (919) 859-5454
Research Institution
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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