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Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Aircraft Engines

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73008
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-141-1008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MAVERICK CORP.
11379 Grooms Road Blue Ash, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Aircraft Engines
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5702
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of this SBIR Phase I program is to develop a cost-effective method for manufacturing resin transfer molding (RTM) polyimide resins on a continuous basis. Specialized compounding equipment will be utilized to convert a "dry blend" of monomers into Maverick's high-temperature MM-10.8 resin system. This technology will not require the use of a solvent, and thus is considered to be an environmentally friendly process. The cost savings associated with removing the polyimide reactor and subsequent oven unit operation will be extremely significant. Experimental compounding trials will be conducted in order to determine temperature profiles and overall process parameters. Molecular weight distribution, monomer to polyimide conversion, and minimum melt viscosity will be determined on all prospective samples. Maverick plans to team with Berstorff to design the extrusion experiments, and to work with Fiber Innovations, Inc. to RTM composite panels for physical and mechanical testing. This unique collaboration will be key towards the successful development of a low-cost, high-temperature RTM system.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Gray
President
5134699919
rgray@maverickcorp.com

Business Contact:

Eric W. Collins
Vice-President
5134699919
ecollins@maverickcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAVERICK CORP.
11379 Grooms Road Blue Ash, OH 45242

EIN/Tax ID: 311376539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No