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Warpage/Distortion in Machining 7050-T7451 Alloy Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79135
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-087-2213
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Warpage/Distortion in Machining 7050-T7451 Alloy Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5242
Award Amount: $99,910.00
 

Abstract:

The machining of structures from materials such as titanium is typically accomplished using end mills and roughing 90 to 95 percent of the material to leave precise, complex features on thin walled structures. High speed machining is widely used in the manufacture of parts and reduces labor significantly. Single Cell Machining will be developed to produce structures which require machining and low stress grinding in a single cell with minimal operator input. Several approaches will be examined to produce required parts in a single cell while providing operators with the flexibility to implement different solutions depending upon equipment already in place. Three methods will be explored - NC lathes, mill/turn centers and multiple machines with robotic transfer assistance. Up to 60% unit cost reduction is projected for Single Cell Machining depending on material and part geometry.

Principal Investigator:

Jay Snider
Program Manager
3048485929
jsnider@aurora.aero

Business Contact:

Sharon Roberts
Director of Contracts
7033693633
sroberts@aurora.aero
Small Business Information at Submission:

AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541502935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No