Non-Intrusive Direct Part Marking with Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,912.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8117-12-C-0002
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-191-2528
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-191
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
058268652
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Researc
(520) 903-2345
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Business Contact:
Denise Blum
Administrative Manager
(520) 903-2345
dblum@physics-math.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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