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Single Cell Machining

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79135
Program Year/Program:
2007 / 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 20110-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Single Cell Machining
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-5213
Award Amount: $749,861.00
 

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 that require machining and low-stress grinding in a single cell with minimal operator input. Based on the Phase I effort, several key systems were identified that require further development to produce the Single Cell Machining concept. The development of these systems to create a Single Cell Machining system is projected to enable a reduction of up to 60% in unit cost, depending on material and part geometry. Also, the key systems developed may be applied to machining techniques and equipment beyond Single Cell Machining.

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