NASA STTR 2004 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 04 T8.01-9867
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Aerospace Manufacturing Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Net Shape Rapid Manufacturing using Nano encapsulated Powders
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC) RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI)
NAME:Advanced Powder Solutions NAME:UC Davis
ADDRESS:10010 cucklebur Circle ADDRESS:One Shileds Ave
CITY:Houston CITY:Davis
STATE/ZIP:TX77095-0001 STATE/ZIP:CA95616-0001
PHONE:(281)256-7636 PHONE:(530)752-2075

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dean Baker
stbaker2000@cs.com
10010 cucklebur Circle
Houston, TX 77095-0001
(281)256-7636

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
The objective of this STTR is to determine the capability of Net Shape LENS processing with Nano-coated powders. The unique composites produced using regualr processing and these powders ahs provided unique material properties. The use of nano-coated powders witht he rapid prototype LENS process should also provide unique data.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Applications for the LENS are in low production net shape componenets. For many NASA programs which only make one or two components this system could be invaluable. The ability to provide quick components of various materials systems would be helpful on all exploration programs. If higher properties are achieved during the rapid cooling proces than more appliations will benefit from these new materials.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 100 WORDS)
Coomercial appliations include automotive, aerospace, thermal control areas, electronics to name a few.