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Improved Joints Based on 3D Fiber Architecture Preforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94375
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90616
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
20 a
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3TEX, Inc.
109 MacKenan Drive Cary, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Improved Joints Based on 3D Fiber Architecture Preforms
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85567
Award Amount: $999,370.00
 

Abstract:

Wind blades are complex constructions of composite materials. As with all composite structures, forming joints between the various elements has long been problematic, since composites cannot easily be bolted, fastened, or welded together. Current manufacturing methods result in thick adhesive layers that have varying dimensions and which are the most common failure area in wind blades during operation in the field. Integral Pi shaped (shaped like the Greek letter p) and

Principal Investigator:

Keith Sharp
Dr.
9194812500
sharpk@3tex.com

Business Contact:

Charles Gaylor
Mr.
9194812500
gaylorc@3tex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3tex, Inc.
109 MacKenan Drive Cary, NC 27511

EIN/Tax ID: 030936335
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No