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Structurally Efficient, Low-Cost Joining Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70093
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-093-0968
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SEEMANN COMPOSITES, INC.
PO Box 3449 Gulfport, MS 39505
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Structurally Efficient, Low-Cost Joining Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0116
Award Amount: $69,392.00
 

Abstract:

Z-axis stitching offers improved performance and greatly increased damage tolerance for composite to composite joints (CTC). Z-axis stitching is employed in aircraft applications using complex, double-sided stitch machinery developed by NASA. This technology is very expensive, but offers increased damage tolerance to airframe structures. The team has identified stitching technology which could offer similar improvements for large, thick marine composites structures at a fraction of the cost of aerospace double-sided stitching. This technology has benefits for large marine structures compared to conventional double-sided stitching. The team proposes to develop and demonstrate this technology for CTC joints of large marine laminates. The team assembled are experts in their respective fields: SCI-resin infusion manufacturing, MSC- composites design, Dr. Ing. Juergen Wittig- z-axis stitching technology. Furthermore, opportunities exist to combine this technology with CNC gantry/robot systems to make in-mold stitching of large compound curvature structures automated.

Principal Investigator:

Sid Charbonnet
Program Manager
2283148000
scharbonnet@seemanncomposites.com

Business Contact:

Riley Woodham
Manager
2283148000
rwoodham@seemanncomposites.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEEMANN COMPOSITES, INC.
PO Box 3449 Gulfport, MS 39505

EIN/Tax ID: 720682126
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No