Direct Part Manufacturing (DPM) for Nonstructural Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5316
Agency Tracking Number: F081-043-1142
Amount: $99,863.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081C-043
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
PARAMOUNT INDUSTRIES
2475 Big Oak Road, Langhorne, PA, 19047
DUNS: 048043764
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luis Folgar
 Engineering R&D Manager DDM
 (540) 239-6802
 Luis.Folgar@paramountind.com
Business Contact
 James Williams
Title: President, and CEO
Phone: (215) 620-0363
Email: jim@paramountind.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
From Paramount Industries¡¦ significant experience with Selective Laser Sintering, Paramount Industries knows the material performance and mechanical properties of a given SLS material is correlated directly with many material as well as process parameters that must be optimized to achieve the required performance parameters of strength, modulus, porosity, dimensional accuracy, surface roughness, and the compliance of any post-processing that may improve mechanical properties, enhance surface finish, or provide protective coating. However the optimization and processing of existing HT materials for SLS presents a dual technical challenge the optimization of the material properties and the optimization of the SLS process. The proposed Paramount Industries innovation includes the use of two high performance proven HT resistant materials that have been previously screened for SLS. To demonstrate the feasibility of delivering a mission supportive solution and adapting advanced SLS HT materials and SLS systems technology and material modifications for the fabrication of nonstructural components that meet all the end-user specified requirements, Paramount Industries is relying on an integrated support team of experts, people that has been assisting Paramount Industries for the past 9 years on internal R&D.

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