Closed-Loop Process Control for Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-C-5302
Agency Tracking Number: F083-069-1562
Amount: $749,086.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-069
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
4915 W. 67th Street, Chicago, IL, -
DUNS: 830974150
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Stecker
 Chief Engineer Additive P
 (708) 594-3800
Business Contact
 Mike Riesen
Title: General Manager
Phone: (708) 594-3800
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Using a combination of sensing methods we shall demonstrate full closed loop computer control of the electron beam direct manufacturing processes as it relates to high deposition rate titanium. The control will vary multiple process parameters in response to direct molten pool measurements. BENEFIT: Increased material quality and reduced operator dependence and cost associated with EB-DM processing. Implementation of closed loop controls will allow full metallurgical testing to be completed under repeatabilty and controlled operating conditions.

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