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Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Logistics Agency
Award ID:
82353
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
L072-001-0041
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MATERIALS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
320 Rutledge Road Fletcher, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Technologies for Discrete-Parts Manufacturing
Agency / Branch: DOD / DLA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0015
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

Polymer matrix composites (PMCs) are a class of materials with great utility. Substitution of existing metallic parts by PMCs can result in weight reduction, part consolidation, elimination of corrosion, and improved performance. Materials Innovation Technologies LLC (MIT-LLC) is developing a method for making PMC fiber preforms that has the potential to revolutionize the industry. The Three Dimensional Engineered Preform (3-DEP) process, represents the state-of-the art in chopped fiber preform manufacture. 3-DEP produces a homogeneous fiber distribution within parts and consistent part weight and dimensions from part-to-part. We propose to identify classes of discrete components that will lend themselves to manufacture by the 3-DEP process and that will benefit from the following features: Reduced raw material costs Reduced scrap because of 3-DEP's net-shape forming capability Reduced total costs because of greatly reduced cycle times Reduced labor because of automation Improved quality Greatly enhanced ability to customize component properties such as combining lightweight materials (carbon fiber) with superior ballistic characteristics (aramid fibers). 3-DEP brings to materials forming an exciting, innovative, never-before-seen process that will radically change the way advanced material composites are formed. It will allow DLA to exceed its goals of reducing manufacturing costs while improving characteristics of components.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Janney
Chief Scientist
8286519646
mjanney@emergingmit.com

Business Contact:

James Stike
CEO
8286519646
jstike@emergingmit.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
320 Rutledge Road Fletcher, NC 28732

EIN/Tax ID: 202038673
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No