CVD MesoScribe Technologies Corporation, a CVD Equipment Corporation subsidiary, has received a development grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Pennsylvania State University.

The grant from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be used to develop and demonstrate the integration of printed sensors into additively manufactured gas turbine components.

“MesoScribe’s printing technology enables new opportunities for 3D printed electronics and harsh environment sensing by printing sensors directly onto conformal surfaces that are robust, and can measure part temperature, strain, and heat flux while operating in extreme environments,” said Jeff Brogan, Director of Sales & Marketing.

ARPA-E funded the programme to develop the methodology to integrate sensors into additive manufactured turbine components.

“We are excited to support this project, combining our innovative printing technology with additive manufacturing,” said Brogan.

“We anticipate providing new capabilities that extend beyond diagnostic sensing whereby our technology can enable real-time performance assessment and proactive maintenance scheduling for both energy production and aircraft propulsion.”

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 Centre.

The total award which will be shared by the five development partners is approximately $4.7m.