Direct Part Manufacturing (DPM) for Nonstructural Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-5032
Agency Tracking Number: F081-043-0015
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081C-043
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1046 E. 9th Street, Minden, NE, 68959
DUNS: 063119221
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim O'Dey
 Engineering Manager
 (308) 832-2760
Business Contact
 Jarrod Ridge
Title: Business Development
Phone: (308) 832-2760
Research Institution
As Joint Strike Fighter nears production and the existing aging aerospace fleet faces challenges in spares procurement, state of the art manufacturing technology must be developed to satisfy cost, performance and delivery requirements. Royal Plastic Mfg. has been researching Laser Sintering (LS) of high temperature engineering thermoplastics as a potential solution to these issues. Utilization of this emerging manufacturing technology holds great promise in reducing cost, weight and delivery lead time for a select group of aerospace part families.

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