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High-Speed Headstock with B-Axis for Machining Aircraft Structures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72972
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-127-3613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High-Speed Headstock with B-Axis for Machining Aircraft Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-5205
Award Amount: $749,928.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force needs a compact high-speed high-power spindle to rapidly manufacture complex geometries in aluminum and titanium aircraft structures. We propose to continue developing a compact high-speed high-power spindle to meet Air Force requirements. In Phase I, we designed a pre-prototype spindle and calculated the operating characteristics of the spindle. Our design indicates our spindle is suitable for rapid manufacture of typical complex geometries in aircraft structures. Our performance calculations indicate our spindle can efficiently use the full supplied power for rapid machining. In Phase II, we will build the pre-prototype spindle and subject it to non-machining tests to characterize the spindle. Based on the tests, we will modify our design and performance calculations (as necessary), and we will design, build, and test (non-machining and machining tests) a prototype spindle. As a subcontractor, a major defense contractor will use the prototype spindle to machine sample parts. In Phase III, we will supply spindles (based on the prototype) to job shops that are machining aircraft structures for the Air Force.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Engineer
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
President
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BECK ENGINEERING
3319 21st Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335

EIN/Tax ID: 743039093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No