Additive Manufacturing for Lightweight, Low Cost Seeker Gimbals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$778,129.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-12-C-0036
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4976
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-127
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
2380 Shasta Ave, Suite B, Simi Valley, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
179616656
Principal Investigator:
DaveCiscel
Vice President
(805) 844-7823
dave.ciscel@calraminc.com
Business Contact:
JohnWooten
President
(805) 844-7823
john.wooten@calraminc.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
In 2010, CalRAM was awarded a Phase I SBIR to produce lightweight, low-cost precision seeker gimbals for high volume production that can operate in military aviation environments. Using an additive manufacturing technology based on electron beam melting (EBM), CalRAM built a near-net shape Ti-6Al-4V gimbal ring. In addition, a manufacturing cell capable of producing gimbal rings in quantities to support a production line was designed. For the Phase II program, CalRAM will work with Lockheed Martin to develop an EBM design and fabricate and test approximately 20 gimbal rings. A detailed design of the manufacturing cell will be developed along with work instructions for each work station. A manufacturing and quality plan for the production of the gimbal rings will be prepared and preproduction readiness review will be held to demonstrate the viability of the manufacturing approach. As part of this effort cost and schedule metrics will be developed to demonstrate the feasibility of meeting the cost target and delivery requirements.

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