Energy Saving Manufacturing Process for Fuel Nozzles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85530
Agency Tracking Number: 90487
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 16 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Tipd, Llc
9030 S. Rita Road, Suite 120, Tucson, AZ, 85747
DUNS: 601990778
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lev Tuchinskiy
 Dr.
 (520) 626-8730
 levt@optics.arizona.edu
Business Contact
 James Fountain
Title: Mr.
Phone: (520) 250-4405
Email: fountain@tipdllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project will develop an energy saving manufacturing process for fuel nozzles, which will result in materials and fuel economy, reduced fabrication costs, enhanced fuel efficiency, and lower air pollution. The proposed process eliminates the machining of the nozzle bodies and the electro-discharge machining of the orifices. The elimination of these processes will reduce energy consumption by up to 65% and material consumption by up to 50%. The proposed process will enable the nozzles to be manufactured from any materials, with orifices of very small diameters and with a variety of cross section shapes, features that are not achievable by state-of the-art technology. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The manufacturing flexibility developed in this project should result in nozzles with improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. While the technology is targeted to the production of high performance and low cost fuel nozzles, the process also should find application to the low cost production of nozzles used in micro-spacecrafts, ink jet printing systems, and drug delivery devices

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