CVD Equipment Corporatio announced recently that its subsidiary, CVD MesoScribe Technologies Corporation, in partnership with Pennsylvania State University, has been awarded a development grant from the U.S. Department of Energys Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The total award being shared by the five (5) development partners is approximately USD4.7 M. This award will be used to develop and demonstrate the integration of printed sensors into additively manufactured gas turbine components.
ARPA-E funded this program to develop the methodology to integrate sensors into additive manufactured turbine components. This is a transformative shift towards a data-driven design and qualification. The project will be led by Penn State University and the Team includes CVD MesoScribe, Georgia Institute of Technology, Siemens Energy, and United Technologies Research Center.
Penn State University received this competitive award from ARPA-Es OPEN+ program, a selection of mini-programs or cohorts inspired by the high-quality applications received for ARPA-Es OPEN 2018 solicitation. The cohort from the Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks to develop new approaches and technologies for the design and manufacture of high temperature, high pressure, and highly compact heat exchangers and components.