SEM image of as deposited Aluminum 6061
SEM image of as deposited Aluminum 6061

SAM’s Commitment to Research and Development

We offer:

  • Short term and long term research contracts
  • Joint research projects with shared costs
  • Partnerships with other small businesses and universities 
  • Collaborative research proposal submissions for SBIR, OTA, and other government grants 

We believe that R&D is vital in order to stay ahead of competition. For this reason, SAM heavily invests in internal R&D and offers contract-based research services to its customers. Our technical team has a proven track record of transforming research projects into successful commercial applications. Please contact us today to discuss your application.

Our research focus areas include:

  • Material development;
  • New hardfacing alloys for Tool and Die applications; 
  • Additive Manufacturing of Aluminum alloys; 
  • Additive Manufacturing of Molds with Conformal cooling; and
  • Optical design for laser heads.