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Non-Intrusive Direct Part Marking with Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8117-12-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: F093-191-2528
Amount: $749,912.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-191
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-11-15
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 058268652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Kremeyer
 Vice President of Researc
 (520) 903-2345
Business Contact
 Denise Blum
Title: Administrative Manager
Phone: (520) 903-2345
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: In Phase I, we presented options for direct marking of high-performance turbine parts using ultrashort pulse lasers, that do not compromise the integrity of said parts. In the proposed effort, we will work with our customer to: evaluate metallurgy and fatigue, and mark quality on the range of materials used for fracture critical parts; develop marking conditions for all major alloys to be marked; test critical performance parameters including fatigue limit to include quality and readability of scanned/ machine readable bar code marks; and integrate results to develop specifications for improved marking equipment. BENEFIT: The system we design will reduce risk in applying new marking requirements, and will directly benefit the commercial and defense aerospace markets, as well as ground-based turbines for power-generation.

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