12 Jul Tech Scouting – Ceramic Dicing
401 Tech Bridge has a tech scouting opportunity available for Ceramic Dicing with specific criteria and requirements. The evaluation of technical quality and tasking is listed. Please reach out to Linda Larsen email@example.com if you have any questions.
TECH SCOUTING: Dicing
Evaluation of Technical Quality: The evaluation criteria for this CTI is based on the proof-of-concept meeting the requirements specified in the Tasking OR by demonstrating a subset of the requirements with a feasible plan to meet all requirements in a future proof-of-concept or prototype.
Tasking: Conduct Tech Scouting and proof-of-concept demonstration for the following technology:
The Navy is in need of precision dicing curved PZT stack assemblies that are 1.47” tall with a dicing depth of 1.142” as seen below. Prototype samples have been previously diced in-house using a diamond wire saw. Due to the hardness of the PZT material it is unlikely to be able to make the precision cuts without damaging the glued PZT stack, unless using a diamond wire saw or diamond cutting wheel. We have been unable to find anyone with a diamond cutting wheel large enough to cut to our dicing depth. We have also been unable to find anyone with a diamond wire saw willing to bid to do this work for us. Currently we have 32 curved PZT stack assemblies to be furnished for slicing as the proof-of-concept demonstration. Alternatively, if it is substantially affects the cost or facilitates finding a manufacturer able to do this work, it is permissible to have the assemblies cut all the way through the entire 1.47” tall stack instead of partially through.