STTR Phase II: Modulation-Assisted Deep Hole Drilling of Micro/Meso-Scale Biomedical Components

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,660.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0822879
Agency Tracking Number:
0637644
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
M4 Sciences Corporation
1800 Woodland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
622439581
Principal Investigator:
James Mann
MS
(765) 479-6215
jbmann@m4sciences.com
Business Contact:
James Mann
MS
(765) 479-6215
jbmann@m4sciences.com
Research Institution:
Purdue University
Srinivasan Chandrasekar
302 Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN, 47907 2108
(765) 494-3623
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop a Modulation-Assisted Machining (MAM) system with novel capabilities for micro/meso-scale deep-hole drilling of biomedical components. The system is structured around a new device; an accessory developed for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. This new device superimposes a low-frequency sinusoidal modulation onto machining processes enabling controlled chip formation and easy disposal, enhanced lubrication of tool-chip contact, reduces energy consumption, and, potentially, a reduction in tool wear. When implemented in the appropriate system framework, unprecedented increases in productivity and efficiency of deep-hole drilling processes are envisaged. The broader impact/commercial potential of this project will be commercialize MAM technology in manufacturing of biomedical components and related applications in automotive and aerospace fluid systems manufacturing. Complemented by a strong education and training program. By driving the development of a class of clean machining processes with reduced effluent streams and energy consumption, and improved efficiency, this project will impact sustainable manufacturing for the discrete products sector, with broad societal benefits.

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