* denotes 2023 Innovation Award Winner
Intrepid Expeditionary 3D PrinterThe Intrepid 3D printer is a rugged, portable, intelligent system designed and deployed through collaboration with the USMC, US Army, and US Navy that can manufacture military-grade parts from advanced high-temperature plastics, composites, and flexibles, on a single platform when, and where, they are needed in the most austere environments.
Aluminum-steel gauze accumulative roll bonded composite sheetThe novel composite material comprises an aluminum sheet as the matrix and steel wire as the strengthening element, providing a combination of toughness and lightweight properties. This material can effectively protect electronics as casing components during the stamping process.
High-Quality Composite Repair with a Single Vacuum BagCurrently, a Double Vacuum Debulk (DVD) process is used to repair damaged composite components. This process limits repair size, is expensive and creates logistical challenges. Luna Labs has developed a wet layup, on-part repair procedure that generates superior repair quality. Formal qualification of the developed process has been initiated.
Gold catalyst working at room temperature for air quality contolQuantumCat has developed a synthesis technology of gold catalyst that can be commercialized for the first time. The gold catalyst can remove harmful gaseous pollutants such as CO and VOCs at room temperature, which can be applied for outdoor or indoor air quality control.