NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 H7.02-9767
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In-Space Manufacturing of Precision Parts
PROPOSAL TITLE: ISS Multi-Material Fabrication Laboratory using Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing Technology

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ultratech Machinery
297 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 - 4422
(330) 929-5544

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Robert Hagarty
BHAGARTY@utmachinery.com
297 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 - 4422
(330) 929-5544

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Robert Hagarty
BHAGARTY@utmachinery.com
297 Ascot Parkway
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 - 4422
(330) 929-5544

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
In-Space Manufacturing of Precision Parts is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The goal of this program is to demonstrate the use of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) solid state metal 3D printing to provide in-space, on-demand manufacturing capabilities to support the unique challenges of long-duration human spaceflight. Previous and ongoing work in NASA SBIR programs has demonstrated the ability to 3D print quality metal parts using UAM. The goal of this Phase I program is to demonstrate the feasibility to reduce the size and power consumption of current UAM machine technology to 3D print aerospace grade aluminums for In-Space manufacturing. In fact, for the UAM process, operation in a micro-gravity environment contributes to power reduction goals expressed in recent NASA documents (NASA, 2016).

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA applications include use on the ISS in addition to any research and development on UAM and metallic consolidation.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Other applications of this technology could be in defense and on the spot fixes for novel parts in addition to research ventures and commercial space structure programs. This project could enable the high-performance, technology-leading nature of the organizations and their missions.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
In Situ Manufacturing
Joining (Adhesion, Welding)
Machines/Mechanical Subsystems
Manufacturing Methods
Processing Methods
Prototyping
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)
Smart/Multifunctional Materials
Structures

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