RFP FY21-21 Metal Laser Powder Bed Fusion Machine 11/23/2020 12/14/2020 Active Erin Traynum Cameron
NNL is issuing this request for information to identify sources capable of developing and building laser powder bed fusion machines with build heights of 53 inches or greater. These machines should have horizontal dimensions of at least 10" x 10" in addition to the increased build height of 53 inches. Increased build height will be used to manufacture parts requiring more space than is currently available in commercial machines.
Subject: Laser Powder Bed Fusion Machine. 4. Solicitation Number: W911QX-20-R-0037 5. Contract Number/Delivery Order Number/Modification Number: W911QX20F0064. 6. Face Value of this Action: $1,294,128.56 7. Total Cumulative Face Value of Contract: $1,294,128.56 8.
Sole Source Determination The sole source determination is based on the following: The ScanFieldMonitor Laser Diagnostic Instrument manufactured by PRIMES GmbH will provide NIST with a laser diagnostic tool that can measure the properties of lasers used in powder bed fusion (PBF) machines currently in operation at NIST that are used in conducting PBF additive manufacturing research.
Added: Oct 31, 2017 12:35 pm • The machine should be a Powder Bed Fusion system, as defined by the ASTM as "An additive manufacturing process in which thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed."(REF: International Standardization Organization/ASTM 52900-15 Standard Terminology for Additive Manufacturing.) • The machine's thermal energy source should be an electron beam with a minimum of 3000 watts power.
Currently, the PSG uses a variety of cameras with different temperature ranges and optical configurations to meet a variety of needs different research platforms, which include 1) a commercial laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) AM machine, 2) a commercial direct energy deposition (DED) machine, and 3) a custom-built platform called the Additive Manufacturing Metrology Testbed (AMMT).
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as "An additive manufacturing process in which thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed."
shall ensure a Powder Bed Fusion system, as defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as "An additive manufacturing process in which thermal energy selectively fuses regions of a powder bed."
It has been determined that American Society for Testing and Materials is the sole provider of Comprehensive Survey of Commercially Available Powder Bed Fusion Metal Additive Manufacturing Systems NASA/NSSC will be the procuring center for this effort. Performance will be located at NASA/ Langley Research Center (LARC).