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Mar 2016
Direct Metal Laser Sintering - the process whereby successive layers of metal powder are fused together to form an object – is a subset of Additive Manufacturing techniques gaining favor in the rocket engine development community because of its ability to quickly and cost effectively produce complex components.  However, due to current part size “printing” limitations and the extreme material performance requirements, the value of this alternative manufacturing technique, as applied to turbomachinery, is not well understood by industry as large. More
Oct 2015
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) has been awarded a five-year contract potentially valued at $42.9 Million with options for the manufacture of MK 48 Heavyweight Torpedo alternators and regulators. BNI's employees and management are proud that the U.S. Navy is confident that we can successfully deliver this mission critical hardware and the award of this multi-year contract allows Barber-Nichols to maximize production efficiencies in support of the U.S. Navy's long-term strategic needs. More
Aug 2015
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) would like to congratulate Makai Ocean Engineering on the dedication of their 100 kW Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant and we are proud to support you in this achievement. On August 21st the plant came online, generates enough power for 100 homes, and is the first closed-cycle OTEC power plant delivering renewable ocean thermal power to the U.S. power grid. More
Jul 2015
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI), a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialty turbomachinery located in Arvada Colorado, is wrapping up a major facility expansion to increase and streamline production capacity. In 2015, $1.4 Million has been invested in new machine tools, shop layout improvements, and new building construction totaling 2,000 additional square feet in floor space. The major machine tool additions include a Mazak five-axis mill, a Mitsubishi wire Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM), and an Okuma Vertical Turning Lathe (VTL) which increases the company's turning capabilities to 50-inch diameter parts weighing 2,000 pounds. More
Jun 2015
Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) is pleased to be awarded a NASA Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award for Enabling Pump Technologies for Deep-Throttle Ascent/Descent Rocket Engine Operation. More

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