Grid Logic has been selected for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to develop advanced manufacturing methods for next-generation nuclear applications.
The proposed project entitled “Part Fabrication Using Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing” was one of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses in 38 states. The awards include projects relating to particle accelerators and fusion technology, applied nanoscience, quantum information applications, and dark matter research along with a wide range of other efforts.
“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said Steve Binkley, Acting Director of the DOE’s Office of Science. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of science leaders and ensuring U.S. scientific and economic competitiveness that will benefit all Americans.”
Advanced technologies that incorporate conventional powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing to fabricate high-perfomance parts for the current and next-generation nuclear energy applications can result in increased efficiency and reduced emissions in the generation of electricity. Grid Logic’s proposal will use a novel multi-material 3D printing technology, coupled with conventional powder processing technology, to fabricate large-scale parts for the energy generation industry.
Find out more about Grid Logic at grid-logic.com.
Find out more about the DOE at energy.gov.