Methods to rapidly optimize materials for Additive Manufacturing processes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-13-M-5061
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-124-0886
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-124
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
815 Kirkley Blvd, Belton, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
030730763
Principal Investigator:
David Leigh
President
(254) 933-1000
dkleigh@harvest-tech.com
Business Contact:
David Leigh
President
(254) 933-1000
dkleigh@harvest-tech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The objective of this proposal is to build a foundation for the modeling of polymer powders for use in laser sintering (LS). These models will attempt to provide a basis for characterizing new LS material candidates, establishing a fundamental understanding of material behavior so that existing molding grade polymers can be adapted for use in LS, and qualifying LS feedstock for use in production. BENEFIT: Increased adaptation of LS grade polymers which should lead to decreased raw material costs, increased supply chain security, and broader mechanical properties. In addition, will potentially create a tool to help manage powder feedstock through recycling and mapping process parameters to measured powder quality.

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