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Company Information:

Company Name: Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip+4: 43235-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.deform.com
Phone: (614) 451-8320

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $606,461.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,990,430.00 3
STTR Phase I $319,461.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,982,710.00 3

Award List:

A Process Modeling System for Heat Treatment of High Temperature Structural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: T. Calvin Tszeng
Award Amount: $79,640.00

A Process Modeling System for Heat Treatment of High Temperature Structural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: T. Calvin Tszeng
Award Amount: $743,490.00
Abstract:
For current high temperature applications, superalloys have been the major structural materials with the intermetallic alloys being the materials for the next generation. Heat treatment is one of the most critical operations in manufacturing components of these materials. Problems such as… More

Efficient Superalloy Ingot Breakdown

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $97,000.00
Abstract:
Currently, all the major material suppliers use DEFORM to help understand and design their cogging process. From the perspective of the material suppliers, being able to use the modeling techniques to predict, control and optimize ingot breakdown processes to achieve the desired microstructures has… More

Efficient Superalloy Ingot Breakdown

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice-President
Award Amount: $747,143.00
Abstract:
All major material suppliers use DEFORM to help understand and design their cogging process. From their perspective, they need to predict, control, and optimize the ingot breakdown process to achieve a desired microstructure. This work will answer that need by developing a DEFORM-integrated… More

Integrated Thermo-mechanical Processing, Microstructure and Property Simulation System for Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: DREXEL UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsi Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: Surya Kalidindi
Abstract:
Currently, no single design tool can predict the coupled effects of alloy composition, thermo-mechanical processing, microstructure evolution, and crystallographic texture. A reliable through-process computational materials modeling system would represent a next-generation approach to alloy and… More

Integrated Thermo-mechanical Processing, Microstructure and Property Simulation System for Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Drexel University
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice-President
Award Amount: $498,237.00
RI Contact: Surya Kalidindi
Abstract:
The in-service lifetime of modern marine alloys (such as AA5083) has recently surpassed strength issues as the most significant interest of the US Navy concerning these materials. The principle factors limiting lifetime for these alloys are mass-loss due to corrosion, stress-corrosion cracking… More

Modeling Spin Test Using Location Specific Material Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $99,500.00
RI Contact: Gregory B. Olson
Abstract:
To meet the demands of increasing thrust and high pressure ratios of jet engines, nickel based superalloy engine components are manufactured with dual microstructure distributions. Fine grain, high strength bore properties are contrasted with coarser grain, creep resistant rim properties. It is… More

Probabilistic Prediction of Location-Specific Microstructure in Turbine Disks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $69,968.00
RI Contact: Anthony Rollett
Abstract:
While there are established methods available in determining the fatigue life of critical rotating components, there is still room for improvement for better understanding and prediction of life limiting factors. Improved risk assessment of jet engine disk components would require probabilistic… More

Modeling Spin Test Using Location Specific Material Properties

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: Northwestern University
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice-President
Award Amount: $749,874.00
RI Contact: Gregory B. Olson
Abstract:
Jet engine disk components are increasingly subjected to higher operating temperatures. To meet the demands of increasing thrust and higher operating temperatures, a newer generation of nickel based superalloys such as LSHR, Alloy 10, Rene104 and RR1000 are being processed with dual microstructure… More

Integrated Processing and Probabilistic Lifing Models for Superalloy Turbine Disks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $99,916.00
Abstract:
Integrating process modeling capabilities with probabilistic lifing methods will greatly help the jet engine industry in improving fatigue life predictions and risk assessment of jet engine disk components. Fatigue life of a nickel based superalloy disk component is greatly influenced by the bulk… More

Gear Hobbing Predictive Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President
Award Amount: $79,971.00
Abstract:
Hobbing is one of the most efficient and often used machining process to manufacture helical and spur gears. Hobbing process is a widely preferred to make gears as it can achieve near net shape with excellent tolerances and good surface finish at faster production rates. Gear hobbing is a complex… More

Probabilistic Prediction of Location-Specific Microstructure in Turbine Disks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President – (614) 451-8322
Award Amount: $734,599.00
RI Contact: Anthony D. Rollett
Abstract:
Numerical modeling tools can facilitate the process design, performance evaluation, and lifing prediction of a number of high-end components, including critical rotating jet engine parts. They can predict the component-wide state variables (such as stress, strain, strain rate, temperature) as a… More

Integrated Processing and Probabilistic Lifing Models for Superalloy Turbine Disks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice-President – (614) 451-8322
Award Amount: $1,499,797.00
Abstract:
Currently there is no commercial software modeling capability which correlates the details of a manufacturing process to the probabilistic lifing analysis of a component. Since fatigue life of a nickel base superalloy disk component is greatly influenced by bulk residual stresses, which themselves… More

Modeling for the Robust Design of Materials for Superplastic Forming Processes for Titanium Structural Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President – (614) 451-8322
Award Amount: $79,993.00
RI Contact: Eric M. Taleff
Abstract:
Superplastic forming process (SPF) takes advantage of unique ability of certain materials such as titanium alloys that exhibit exceptionally high tensile ductility beyond its normal limits of plastic deformation at elevated temperatures and low strain rates. Within a narrow window of a combination… More

Residual Stress Engineering for Aerospace Structural Forgings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice-President – (614) 451-8322
Award Amount: $149,949.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Manufacturing of jet engine and aerospace structural components involve a series of thermo-mechanical processes such as forging, heat treatment, machining and joining processes. During thermo-mechanical processing, bulk residual stresses in the components evolve which may lead to part… More

Advanced Forging Manufacturing Innovations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DLA
Principal Investigator: Wei-Tsu Wu, Executive Vice President – (614) 451-8322
Award Amount: $99,985.00
Abstract:
Forging process is widely used in the manufacture of critical mission sensitive components that require high strength and better consistent performance in service conditions. Process modeling for forging processes has been very successful in the last three decades. Modeling forging process serves… More