Low Distortion Panel Line Upgrade Program

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-06-M-0098
Agency Tracking Number: N053-154-0225
Amount: $69,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-154
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME, 04011
DUNS: 557462251
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Blomquist
 Chief Technical Officer
 (207) 636-7224
Business Contact
 David Patch
Title: President
Phone: (207) 373-9302
Email: dapatch@plsystems.us
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project proposal addresses the development of technology for cost effectively upgrading existing shipyard panel line stiffener-to-plate welding to a low-distortion hybrid laser process. The Phase I project establishes the technical and financial viability of the Laser/Gas Metal Arc Welding (LGMAW) process to manufacture flat panel assemblies. A major task in Phase I is the demonstration of a welding system capable of being retro-0fit into existing shipyard panel line production systems without great impact and expense. In addition, Phase I activities will encompass the analysis of the market potential for such a system.

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