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Center Innovation Fund: JPL CIF

Amorphous Metals for Opto-Mechanical Fixtures and Mechanisms, Year 1

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Develop a technology to form low cost; high-precision mirror assemblies from Amorphous Metals: Take AMs from TRL-1 to TRL-3 in FY12,Fabricate a reproducible isogrid backing from AM; Form a near-optically smooth surface with curvature in a one-step casting process; Develop a composite with a controllable CTE by adding negative CTE second phase particles; Investigate casting methods (forging, casting, etc.), Develop new IP on materials and processes, Engage with industry to work towards scale-up. The new JPL Metallurgy Facility is a small-scale foundry-type laboratory with capabilities for fabricating new metal alloys and metal-matrix-composites, casting prototypes, and performing mechanical testing.

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