Formalloy Announces SBIR Award to Develop Custom 3D Metal Printer

Published by , December 16, 2016 1:07 pm

(Formalloy) Formalloy, LLC, an additive manufacturing company based out of San Diego and exhibitor at the Inside 3D Printing Expo, has announced an award as part of a Government Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The mission of the SBIR program is to support technical innovation by investing federal research funds in small businesses.
The project will be completed under collaboration with the UC San Diego Department of Nano Engineering’s Materials Research Center, with Formalloy selected as the provider for a custom 3D metal printing machine. The machine is based on the Formalloy A222 Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) printer, which part samples have been created on and used by the Research Center for the purpose of performing microstructural analysis of advanced metallics produced by additive manufacturing. Formalloy currently provides machines and services to a diverse set of customers including NASA, large tool manufacturers, and research centers.