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Company Information:

Company Name: FRICTION STIR LINK, INC.
City: Waukesha
State: WI
Zip+4: 53186-3186
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (713) 416-9736

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $69,996.00 1
STTR Phase I $267,554.00 3
STTR Phase II $2,206,531.00 2

Award List:

STTR Friction Stir Processing for Superplastic Forming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI-ROLLA
Principal Investigator: Christopher Smith, Vice President Engineerin
Award Amount: $69,530.00
RI Contact: Wayne Hubner
Abstract:
Friction Stir Processing (FSP) is an emerging technology that can be used to pre or post-process a range of materials, including aluminum, to locally modify material properties. It is known that FSP can be used to enhance material properties for improved superplastic forming (SPF) behavior of… More

Increasing Automation in the Shipbuilding Production Process

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Christopher B. Smith, VP Engineering / Operations
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
As stated in this SBIR solicitation, "The Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships is leveraging the National Research Program (NSRP) to effect change across. surface shipbuilding.to adapt and implement "World Class" commercial best manufacturing practices." Shipyard Process technology is… More

STTR Friction Stir Processing for Superplastic Forming

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF MISSOURI - ROLLA
Principal Investigator: Christopher B. Smith, V.P. Engineering / Operations – (262) 522-6680
Award Amount: $1,706,564.00
RI Contact: Rajiv Mishra
Abstract:
In Phase I, technical and commercial feasibility was demonstrated for the application of friction stir processing (FSP) following by superplastic forming (SPF) of a 5083 aluminum alloy, and for FSP following by room temperature bending. An application showing significant promise for FSP followed by… More

Portable Friction Stir Welding Technology for Aluminum Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
Principal Investigator: Christopher B. Smith, V.P. Engineering / Operations
Award Amount: $98,764.00
RI Contact: Frank Pfefferkorn
Abstract:
Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has been demonstrated to provide significant benefit for Naval applications. However, its use has been limited to fabrication of panels, because no portable multi-axis FSW solution exists. If FSW could be used for in situ fabrication of complex assemblies, significant… More

Portable Friction Stir Welding Technology for Aluminum Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Principal Investigator: Christopher Smith, Vice President Engineering
Award Amount: $499,967.00
RI Contact: Diane Barrett
Abstract:
In Phase I, technical and commercial feasibilty has been demonstrated for low force FSW processes that could be implemented onto a flexible and portable robotic system. The processes were implemented on a standard industrial robot, which could be integrated into a portable FSW system for fabrication… More