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Mikro Selected for 2016 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Tibbetts Award

January 24th, 2017

On January 10, 2017, in a ceremony held at the White House Executive Office Building, Mikro was honored to receive a 2016 SBIR Tibbetts Award from Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Named after Roland Tibbets, who was instrumental in developing the SBIR program, the Tibbetts Awards are presented annually to those […]

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Mikro Awarded DOE Phase IIA SBIR Grant for Rapid Manufacturing of Turbine Components

October 1st, 2016

On September 15th, 2016, Mikro Systems (Mikro) was awarded a two-year $1Million Department of Energy (DOE) Sequential Phase IIA SBIR grant to further develop Mikro’s patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMOTM) technology for a “Rapid Manufacturing Method for High-Temperature Turbine Components”.  The purpose of a Sequential Phase IIA award is to allow the small business to complete […]

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Mikro Delivers Multi-Grid Collimator for NASA/ESA Solar Orbiter Mission

February 13th, 2016

In December 2015, Mikro delivered two multi-grid array collimators that will be essential components for enabling the Solar Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX).  The STIX instrument will be flown on the Solar Orbiter, a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission that will venture to within 26 million miles of the sun, closer than the planet Mercury, […]

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Mikro Awarded Air Force Phase II SBIR Contract to develop integrated ceramic core and shell system for advanced turbine blades

October 1st, 2015

On September 29, 2015, Mikro Systems (MIKRO) was awarded a 2-year $749,000 Air Force Phase II SBIR contract to apply its patented Tomo-Lithographic-Molding (TOMO) technology to improve the manufacturing process used to produce ceramic cores for turbine engines. This will build on a previous Phase I SBIR contract that demonstrated the feasibility of using the […]

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Mikro Awarded Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) Contract to improve Turbine Blade Manufacturing Process

August 1st, 2015

On July 13, 2015, Mikro Systems (MIKRO) was awarded a 2-year $2.4 Million  Air Force Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) contract to further develop and demonstrate manufacturing capability of MIKRO’s patented Tomo-Lithographic-Molding (TOMO) technology for fabrication of complex ceramic cores for Turbine Engines. This will build on work performed under previous Air Force contracts with a […]

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Mikro Systems Awarded Air Force Manufacturing Demonstration Contract to Improve Turbine Blade Cooling

January 19th, 2015

On December 9, 2014, Mikro Systems (MIKRO) was awarded a 2-year $1,700,000 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract to demonstrate manufacturing capability of MIKRO’s patented Tomo-Lithographic-Molding (TOMO) technology for cast-in cooling features for Turbine Engines. This will build on work performed under a previous contract “Cast-in Cooling Features for Turbine Airfoils,” awarded in 2011. Under the new […]

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Mikro Systems Awarded DOE Phase II SBIR Contract

July 25th, 2014

On July 25th, 2014, Mikro Systems (Mikro) was awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) Phase II SBIR grant to further develop Mikro’s patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMOTM) technology for a “Rapid Manufacturing Method for High-Temperature Turbine Components”. The DOE had requested research and development applications to explore innovative approaches for rapid manufacturing of parts for high […]

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Mikro Systems Wins Air Force Phase I SBIR Contract

June 9th, 2014

Mikro Systems (Mikro) has been awarded an Air Force Phase I SBIR grant to apply its patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMOTM) technology to “Engineered Process Materials for Casting of Aerospace Components”. The Air Force is seeking to develop casting mold materials and/or processes for the production of turbine engine components in which the investment casting mold […]

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Mikro Systems’ TOMO process featured in “Modern Power Systems” online article

April 8th, 2014

In March, 2014, Mikro Systems’ TOMO process was featured in Modern Power Systems online article on advanced manufacturing techniques that impact turbine technology. Click the link below to read it.   Modern Power Systems online article, “3D printing: helping to shape the future of gas turbines”  

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Mikro Systems Awarded DOE Phase II SBIR Contract to Improve Single Crystal Casting Yield

October 15th, 2013

On August 14th, 2013, Mikro Systems (Mikro) was awarded a 2-year $1,000,000 Department of Energy (DOE) Phase II SBIR grant to continue the development of Mikro’s patented Tomo-Lithographic Molding (TOMOTM) technology for “Advanced Filtration to Improve Single Crystal Casting Yield”. Modern gas turbines must operate at higher temperatures in order to achieve better fuel efficiency […]

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