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REDUCE THE VEE-LOCK JOINT TO ITS MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
58
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
58
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Interlock Design And
7600 Boone Avenue North Suite 218 Minneapolis, MN 55428
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: REDUCE THE VEE-LOCK JOINT TO ITS MOST COST EFFECTIVE MANUFACTURING METHODS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $20,079.00
 

Abstract:

THE VALUE OF LIGHTWEIGHT\HIGH STRENGTH TRAIGLAR TRUSS STRUCTURAL MEMBERS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THERE STRENGTH AND DESIGN EFFICIENCY.MULTIPLE SECTIONS MAY BE JOINED TOGETHER WITHOUT THE USE OF TOOLS USING A VEELOCK JOINT ATTACHED TO THE ENDS OF THE TRUSS. THE VEELOCK JOINT WILL CONNECT TO ITSELF INSTANTLY PROVIDING A LONG SPAN OF TRUSS. QUICK- CONNECT\DISCONNECT VEELOCK TRUSS STRUCTURES WOULD HAVE BROADER APPLICATIONS IF BETTER AND MORE ECONOMICAL MEANS OF MANUFACTURING COULD BE FOUND. IN THAT THE VEELOCK IS A UNIQUE DEVICE THERE IS CONSIDERIBLE INTEREST IN ITS DEVELOPMENT AND THE MOST COST EFFICIENT MEANS OF MANUFACTURING MUST BE FOUND TO MAKE THE DEVICE ATTRACTIVE IN PRICE TO THE GOVERNMENT. IT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH TO BALANCE THE OPIMUM STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA FOR THE VEE-LOCK WITH THE NEED FOR GREATER COST EFFICIENCY BY ESTABISHING OPTIMUM MANUFACTURING COST CRITERIA. THEREFORE, THE RESULTS OF VALUE ANALYSIS WILL NOT DENIATE FROM ESTABLISHED STRUCTURAL CAPACITY OF THE VEE-LOCK TO SIMPLY DECREASE THE COST OF THE DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Steve Kensinger
6126310627
Small Business Information at Submission:

Interlock Design And
7600 Boone Avenue North Suite 218 Minneapolis, MN 55428

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