QuesTek wins Six SBIR/STTR awards from U.S. Navy

QuesTek Innovations, LLC was recently awarded six separate projects from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army to develop technologies and design new alloys specifically tailored to the unique processing conditions and material-related challenges of Additive Manufacturing (AM). These include one Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project, two SBIR Phase I projects, and three Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I projects focused on aluminum, titanium and steel systems. The combined funding contract value exceeds USD 2M.

The awarded projects include, Under an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded Phase II SBIR project (Topic N141-062) titled “Computational Design of Aluminum Alloys for use in Additive Manufacturing,” Under a U.S. Navy Phase I STTR project (Topic N16A-007) titled “Optimized High Performance Stainless Steel Powder for Additive Manufacturing,” Under an ONR-funded Phase I STTR project (Topic N16A-022) titled “Integrated Computational Material Engineering Tool Set for Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steel (316L),” Under a U.S. Army Phase I SBIR project (Topic A15-104) titled “Application of ICME to Optimize Processing of State-of-the-art Gear Steels in Additive Manufacturing,” Under an ONR-funded Phase I SBIR project (Topic N161-071) titled “Additive Manufacturing Development of Naval Platform Heat Exchangers,” Under a U.S. Navy Phase I STTR project (Topic N16A-004) titled “Quantifying Uncertainty in the Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured Parts Due to Material and Process Variation,”.