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High-Speed Machining of Thin-Web, Large-Pocket Aircraft Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
69929
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-013-0982
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
THIRD WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.
7900 West 78th Street Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High-Speed Machining of Thin-Web, Large-Pocket Aircraft Components
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-08-C-0162
Award Amount: $2,119,746.00
 

Abstract:

The overall goal of our Phase II project is to demonstrate innovative, scalable high-performance machining (HPM) processes the Navy needs for thin-web, large-pocket aircraft components. The anticipated benefits of the program are the ability to apply physics-based modeling to predict and manage residual stresses leading to improved fatigue life, weight and distortion, and reduce labor costs and cycle time. We will demonstrate our innovative, scalable HPM process utilizing proprietary thermal management techniques in combination with machining modeling on V-22 and F-35 titanium components. Teaming with Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin and their suppliers we will develop and demonstrate physics-based modeling to achieve these results. We will enhance the modeling capability to integrate within the existing manufacturing environments, model baseline toolpaths for current part production, and demonstrate improvements in machining cycle time, residual stress management and part distortion.

Principal Investigator:

Troy D. Marusich
Chief Technical Officer
9528325515
troym@thirdwavesys.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Ferris
Chief Operating Officer
9528325515
lisa.ferris@thirdwavesys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

THIRD WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.
7900 West 78th St. Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55439

EIN/Tax ID: 411744080
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No