ISS Additive Manufacturing Facility for On-Demand Fabrication in Space

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$949,776.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX13CM01C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
114246
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
O3.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
DE, Wilmington, DE, 19801-2230
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964279835
Principal Investigator:
MichaelSnyder
Principal Investigator
(419) 271-0602
snyder@madeinspace.us
Business Contact:
JasonLam
Operations Manager
(727) 488-4795
jason.lam@madeinspace.us
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Made in Space has completed a preliminary design review of the Additive Manufacturing Facility. During the first half of Phase 1, the design went through conceptual development, simulation testing, cost analysis, and comparison testing of which off-the-shelf parts can be used. The deliverables for Phase I include a written report detailing evidence of demonstrated technology (TRL 5) in the laboratory and will outline in detail the path taken toward hardware demonstration for Phase II (TRL 6). The preliminary design is ready to be manufactured as an engineering test unit in Phase II. A feasibility study was created to demonstrate what could be fabricated for the inside of the ISS (parts and spares) and for the outside (possible satellites). It is anticipated that many of the sample uses that the AMF will make possible on-orbit have not yet been envisioned.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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