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DRY IN-LINE THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX IMPREGNATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18588
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
North Coast Innovation, Inc.
8001 Sweet Valley Drive Cleveland, OH 44125
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: DRY IN-LINE THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX IMPREGNATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $576,333.00
 

Abstract:

APPLICATIONS OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY HAVE BEEN LIMITED BY THE LACK OF MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT FOR THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX IMPREGNATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AN IN-LINE THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX IMPREGNATION MODULE WHICH CAN BE USED WITH EXISTING AUTOMATED COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS DESIGNED FOR THERMOSET MATERIALS. TARGET APPLICATIONS INCLUDE AUTOMATED PROCESSES LIKE FILAMENT WINDING, PULTRUSION AND PREPREG PREPARATION. MAJOR TECHNICAL HURDLES TO BE OVERCOME INCLUDE ACHIEVING COMPLETE FIBER WET-OUT, MININMIZING VOIDS, AND ATTAINING THE HIGH THROUGHPUTS REQUIRED FOR IN-LINE OPERATION WITH HIGH SPEED AUTOMATED FILAMENT WINDING EQUIPMENT. THE PLANNED APPROACH TAKE MAXIMUM ADVANTAGE OF THE THERMAL, FLUID AND MECHANICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPONENTS TO ACHIEVE AN OPTIMIZED SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

L. Scott Duncan
2166425644

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

North Coast Innovation, Inc.
8001 Sweet Valley Drive Cleveland, OH 44125

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