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Additively Manufactured Engineered Molds For Investment Cast Turbine Airfoils Using Ceramic Stereolithography

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-M-5047
Agency Tracking Number: F141-151-0927
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-151
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-03-27
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD -
United States
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Walter Zimbeck
 Program Manager
 (410) 987-8988
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: In this Phase I SBIR project TA & T will use ceramic stereolithography to fabricate engineered molds for investment cast turbine airfoils with the goals of reduced dimensional and metallurgical variability, finer cast features, and improved yield. The application target will be advanced high pressure turbine (HPT) airfoils cast in single crystal superalloys, the most difficult to fabricate and the highest value components in a turbine engine. The Phase I work will involve mold design, casting process modeling, mold fabrication, casting and characterization. BENEFIT: CSL reduces the number of process steps to get to metal from 12 to 3 and eliminates two tool sets (wax and ceramic). The primary commercial application is civilian aircraft that use turbine engines.

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