Direct Manufacturing of Advanced Gas Turbine Engine Diffuser Cases

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5204
Agency Tracking Number: F041-129-0167
Amount: $99,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF04-129
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1458 S. E. Ocean Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34983
Duns: 114133213
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryant Walker
 Program Manager
 (772) 283-3502
Business Contact
 Bryant Walker
Title: President
Phone: (772) 283-3502
Research Institution
This phase I SBIR program will investigate the feasibility of direct manufacturing of nickel base IN 718 diffuser cases using unique metal deposition and machining approaches. A conceptual design and sub-element demonstration will be completed. Value Stream Analysis and process cost modeling will be conducted to confirm the anticipated cost and manufacturing cycle time reductions of 35% and 50%, respectively. A technology roadmap to develop the process to TRL 6 and a commerciallization plan will be completed.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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