CINCINNATI, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Technologies, Inc. (MTI) has been awarded their second Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the federal government.
Working under the auspices of Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), MTI will be conducting research to develop a highly accurate fabrication process for small balances that measure aerodynamic forces and moments on wind tunnel models. The goal is to use direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) to manufacture balances with internal features, like channels for cooling or for wire routing. Stainless steel 15-5 is the alloy to be used in the research.
Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a process developed by EOS that builds parts with complex geometries directly from a 3D CAD file. The parts are built using fine metal powder that is sintered, layer by layer, using a high-power laser. Morris Technologies was first to introduce DMLS to the United States in 2003 and has since maintained its status as the global leader in additive metal manufacturing.
Lloyd Fields, VP of the Federal Business Unit at Morris Technologies, believes this SBIR is a perfect fit for MTI's capabilities. "In addition to our expertise in DMLS, Morris Technologies employs a full-time R&D staff that includes a metallurgist," says Fields. "We are ideally positioned to conduct research on this level and achieve the desired results. We are looking forward to the opportunity to work with Arnold Engineering Development Center in this endeavor."
The project is expected to take up to nine months to complete.
About Morris Technologies, Inc.
Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Morris Technologies, Inc. (MTI) has been on the cutting edge of manufacturing technologies since 1994. MTI's heavy investment in research and development has enabled them to evolve into the global leader in additive-metal manufacturing processes and advance technologies by offering new materials and developing new hardware. MTI also specializes in end-to-end product development, from engineering to prototyping to low-volume manufacturing. For more information about Morris Technologies, visit www.morristech.com.
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