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Novel Low Cost Machining Techniques for Making Rhenium Components for the…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69684
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-058-1655
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ormond, LLC
4718 B Street NW Suite 104 Auburn, WA 98001-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Novel Low Cost Machining Techniques for Making Rhenium Components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0101
Award Amount: $99,693.00
 

Abstract:

In order to meet the goal of producing minature interceptors that cost less than $50K, new designs and lower cost manufacturing methods are required. The approached advocated in this proposal is to use novel machining techniques which have recently been developed and used to make rhenium test specimens. Rhenium is the material of choice for hot gas components used in Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)and the high cost of machining this material has been the largest manufacturing cost driver. Ormond has recently begun working with Lockheed to qualify new abrasive machining technolgies that have the potential to dramatically reduce costs while at the same time avoid the surface damage caused by the current manufacturing methods. The feasibility of using the new techniques to cut, drill, groove, mill and turn rhenium parts will be demonstred in Phase I of this program.

Principal Investigator:

Tom Butler
President
2538521298
tomb@ormondllc.com

Business Contact:

Dan Alberts
COO
2538540796
dana@ormondllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORMOND, LLC
1505 Central Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID: 912089868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No