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Company Information:

Company Name: Proto Manufacturing Inc
City: Taylor
State: MI
Zip+4: 48180-4070
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (734) 485-5721

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $439,952.00 5
SBIR Phase II $341,195.00 1
STTR Phase I $69,996.00 1

Award List:

Nondestructive Measurement of Cold-Working Effectiveness at Fastener Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel F. Gorzen, Vice President
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
Fatigue properties of aerospace structures are improved significantly by the application of cold-working processes, which impart favorable compressive residual stresses at and near the surface of the metal. While cold-working production processes are tightly controlled to ensure the effectiveness of… More

Nondestructive Measurement of Cold-Working Effectiveness at Fastener Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel Gorzen, Vice President
Award Amount: $341,195.00
Abstract:
Fatigue properties of aerospace structures are improved significantly by the application of cold-working processes, which impart favorable compressive residual stresses at and near the surface of the metal. While cold-working production processes are tightly controlled to ensure the effectiveness of… More

Verification of Cold Working and Interference Levels at Fastener Holes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stanley G. Berkley, Senior Associate
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
Cold working (Cx) and interference fit fasteners are well known to effectively impart favorable residual stresses (RS) and improve structural fatigue life around fastener holes. Heretofore, there has been no reliable means of measuring the RS or the effectiveness of Cx in the immediate vicinity of… More

Residual Stress Measurements Program to Support Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) of Critical Rotating Components of Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Stanley G. Berkley, Senior Associate
Award Amount: $79,993.00
Abstract:
The fatigue properties of metals used in modern turbine engines are improved by cold working processes, such as the various forms of peening. Peening imparts compressive residual stresses (RS), which inhibit, or prevent, the initiation and propagation of cracks in critical locations of turbine… More

Residual Stress Measurement and Forecasting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Stanley G. Berkley, Senior Associate
Award Amount: $99,980.00
Abstract:
It is well known that the fatigue properties of metals used in modern engines and aircraft structures are improved by local cold working processes, such as peening and cold working. These enhancements impart compressive residual stresses (RS) near and below the surface to inhibit or prevent crack… More

Fieldable Probe for Quantitative Assessment of Degree of Sensitization in Marine Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Principal Investigator: Barbara A. Shaw, Professor
Award Amount: $69,996.00
RI Contact: Barbara A. Shaw
Abstract:
Current methodology for testing the degree of sensitization (DoS) in 5XXX aluminum alloys is destructive and not practical for inspecting boats and material in service. A nondestructive inspection (NDI) method is required as a single fieldable probe for this and associated requirements. Proto… More

Advanced XRD System for NDI/E of SX Turbine Blades

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William S. L Boyer, Laboratory Manager – (734) 946-0974
Award Amount: $79,983.00
Abstract:
Directionally solidified (DS) superalloy blades provided the basis for substantial gains in turbine engine performance in recent decades. Now, single crystal (SX) nickel-base alloy blades can be grown directionally with interior passages for cooling air, enabling more advances in engine performance… More