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Company Information:

Name: Optomec Design Company
Address: 3911 Singer NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109-
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (505) 761-8250

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,322,611.00 15
SBIR Phase II $4,794,461.00 7
STTR Phase I $179,942.00 2
STTR Phase II $749,793.00 1

Award List:

ROTARY JOINT FOR SINGLE-MODE OPTICAL FIBER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A Swann
Award Amount: $48,744.00

ROTARY JOINT FOR SINGLE-MODE OPTICAL FIBER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Thomas A Swann
Award Amount: $462,000.00
Abstract:
Fiber optic technology is displacing electrical wiring in many applications. the trend in fiber optics is clearly towards the single-mode type versus the multimode type. this presents a problem in building couplings for single mode fibers, simply because the coresare much smaller in diameter… More

Alternative Metal Forming Using Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. David M. Keicher , Vice President
Award Amount: $74,777.00
Abstract:
50 Alternative Metal Forming Using Laser Engineered Net Shaping--Optomec Design Company, 13170 B Central Avenue SE, Suite 310, Albuquerque, NM 87123-3032; (505) 343-9139 Mr. David M. Keicher, Principal Investigator Mr. Thomas A. Swann, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Embedded Sensors via Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David M. Keicher
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Optomec Design Company proposes to use Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENSTM), a Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RP&M) technology currently under development at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as a new method for integrating instrumentation (e.g., embedded sensors) into metal structural… More

SBIR Phase I: Laser Engineered Net Shaping for Injection Mold Tooling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Keicher
Award Amount: $74,407.00

Embedded Sensors via Laser Engineered Net Shaping

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David M. Keicher
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Optomec Design Company proposes to use Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENSTM), a Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (RP&M) technology currently under development at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), as a new method for integrating instrumentation (e.g., embedded sensors) into metal structural… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David M. Keicher
Award Amount: $120,000.00

Low-Cost Ethernet Encryption Phase II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Keicher, VP Macro Fab Tech Dev
Award Amount: $729,228.00
Abstract:
The Phase II objective is to develop a fully integrated system that fabricates atrialloy structure directly from a CAD solid model and to demonstrate this capabilityby fabricating a trialloy compressor impeller. As described in the Phase I ProposalAbstract, this work will continue to focus on… More

Benchmark Part for Form, Fit and Functional Testing for the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Keicher, CTO
Award Amount: $69,972.00
Abstract:
During this Phase I effort Optomec will demonstrate that the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process provides a viable means for both repair and fabrication of functional prototype components for the MPH needs. This work will serve to establish abenchmark part that can be used for calibration… More

Aluminum and Aluminum-Matrix-Composite Manufacture by Laser Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,973.00
Abstract:
The Laser-Engineered-Net-Shaping (LENSTM) process uses a laser to create a molten pool on the surface of a substrate in which metal powder is then injected to increase the volume of the pool. The laser spot is selectively scanned to additively build up the required material in the desired shape. In… More

Direct Manufacturing Method for Miniature Medical Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: David Keicher
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will develop a hybrid, co-flow laser material deposition system in order to enhance the ability to fabricate materials with nanocrystalline microstructures and to produce miniature, three dimensional structural components such as dental… More

Laser Deposition for Manufacture of Titanium Cast Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, LENS Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide an alternative for investment casting for aerospace-grade Ti-6-4 components. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable manufacturing route forthese components. We will investigate the… More

Benchmark Part for Form, Fit and Functional Testing for the Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Keicher, Vice President/CTO
Award Amount: $729,888.00
Abstract:
The primary objective of this Phase II Project is to provide a viable additive manufacturing solution for producing high performance metal parts using the LENSO technology. To meet this objective several of the current limitations of the existing LENSO process need to be overcome. In particular, a… More

Direct Manufacture of Diffuser Cases by Laser Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, LENS Team Leader
Award Amount: $99,918.00
Abstract:
Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide an alternative for investment casting of advanced diffuser cases. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable manufacturing route for these components. We will develop the process parameters… More

SBIR Phase I: Innovative and Cost-Effective Packaging Technology for Nanoblock IC-Based Microelectronic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Michael Renn, PI
Award Amount: $99,818.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using Optomec's Maskless Mesoscale Materials Deposition (M3DTM) technology for packaging NanoBlockTM IC-based microelectronic devices. The assembly of microelectronic systems based on… More

Laser Deposition for Repair of Compressor Blades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, LENS Team Leader
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Optomec proposes to develop the capability to use the laser deposition process to provide a method to repair airfoils damaged by erosion, foreign object damage, and other causes. Previous data suggests that laser deposition can be a viable repair route for components damaged in this way. We will… More

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marcus Johnson, Senior Applications Engineer
Award Amount: $95,202.00
Abstract:
The use of functionally-graded materials in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) can improve performance and reliability of the devices. However, cost effective and dependable manufacturing methods to achieve these functionally graded materials have been hard to come by. Optomec's M3D technology is… More

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Marcus Johnson, Senior Applications Engin
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
Optomec's M3D technology will be utilized to fabricate functionally graded fuel cell structures, a methodology that could result in significant performance/weight improvements over existing designs. One of the main applications for the light-weight, high performance cells is in UAVs (unmanned… More

Inconel Blisk Repair by Laser Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, LENS Product Manager
Award Amount: $79,998.00
Abstract:
Blisks are important in the design of modern aircraft engines. They offer attractive performance benefits, but due to their expense they require robust repair schemes, in order to avoid costly replacement during overhaul. The Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process has demonstrated repair of… More

Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mike Renn, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $622,896.00
Abstract:
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) combine fuel and air electrochemically to produce clean, high quality electric power and offer significantly reduced fuel consumption rates relative to heavy fuel engines or diesel power generators. Over the past 2 years, Optomec has worked closely with AFRL and Wright… More

Aerosol Jet Printing of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Transistors on Plastic Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Renn, Director, Advanced Applications Lab
Award Amount: $99,973.00
RI Contact: Pat Jondahl
Abstract:
Aerosol Jet printing is proposed as a method for printing large area, CNT-based transistor arrays on flexible substrate. The teaming relationship combines expertise in high resolution printing along with device and materials expertise. All semiconductor, dielectric, and conductive materials… More

Inconel Blisk Repair by Laser Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, LENS Product Manager – (419) 230-3246
Award Amount: $750,461.00
Abstract:
Integrally Bladed Rotors (IBRs) are important in the design of modern aircraft engines. They offer attractive performance benefits, but due to their expense they require robust repair schemes, in order to avoid costly replacement during overhaul. The Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process has… More

Aerosol Jet Printing of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Transistors on Plastic Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Michael Renn, Senior Scientist – (651) 641-2850
Award Amount: $749,793.00
RI Contact: Pat Jondahl
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The goal of this phase II proposal is to develop a commercial platform for printing high performance, single-walled carbon nanotube transistor circuits on large-area plastic substrate. Automated processes will be developed for the room temperature printing of metal, semiconductor, and… More

Metal 3D Printing for Gas Turbine Engine Component Repair

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Grylls, Senior Technical Fellow – (419) 230-3246
Award Amount: $149,876.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Optomec, Inc., in collaboration with Triumph Engine Control Systems and The Ohio State University, proposes to develop an additive metal manufacturing (AMM) process and techniques for the repair of TF33 (P & W JT3D) fuel pump housing as well as other similar components of interest… More

Affordable 3D Printed Phased Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp
Principal Investigator: Michael Renn, Chief Technical Officer – (651) 641-2850
Award Amount: $79,969.00
RI Contact: Sophia L. Herbert-Peterson
Abstract:
A new generation of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques is expanding the possibilities of sensor and antenna design, with important implications for the performance and cost of finished devices. Optomec, Inc., with its proprietary Aerosol Jet technology, is a leader in the conformal printing of… More