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Shipboard Metal Additive Manufacturing System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0569
Agency Tracking Number: N221-040-1012
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-040
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-27
Small Business Information
300 Bear Hill Rd
Waltham, MA 02451-1111
United States
DUNS: 005313494
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mark Smithers
 (781) 314-0714
Business Contact
 Mark Smithers
Phone: (781) 314-0714
Research Institution

Boston Engineering established a business relation with ADDiTEC, an innovator and maker of an open materials platform using wire Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) technology; a form of Direct Energy Deposition (DED) employed for metal additive manufacturing (MAM). Our qualified team of engineers and subject matter experts will advance ADDiTEC technology to meet operational requirements on board expeditionary vessels, such as shock and vibration. Development efforts include development, options analysis, concept design and solution transition planning. Starting with a proven MAM technology lowers risk for establishing high value metal printing capability and should reduce the transition time to commercialization the benefits for our warfighters. Development activities include assessment and concept design for part additive manufacturing (AM) in conjunction with subtractive manufacturing (SM), e.g., Haas CNC, which provides a more advanced and complete part manufacturing solution. Phase I enables final technical assessments and gap analysis needed to set Phase II final design, build and testing of a MAM system at a lab equipped to verify resilience to simulated operational conditions expected. Initial part build quality monitoring will be executed during Phase I efforts, but Phase I Option will be used to advance detailed options and planning for establishing desired capability.

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