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Low Cost Tow Preg for AFP

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
26580
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
26580
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yla, Inc.
2970 C Bay Vista Ct. Benicia, CA 94510
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Low Cost Tow Preg for AFP
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $76,801.00
 

Abstract:

A potentially low cost method of producing prepreg tow is proposed. The method for fabricating impregnated tow suitable for Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) technology, while defined, does not include a low cost methodology for producing high quality, dimensional accurate continuous product. This product should be environmentally friendly and lend itself to a wide variety of commercial composite applications. YLA proposes the use of a multi-station die impregnation system utilizing hot melt resin technology and an impregnated fiber shaping process with a cooling drum to set the tow dimensions. Development of this proposed prepreg tow method will be designed to handle the rheology of toughened epoxy systems which will provide the properties necessary to meet the mechanical and environmental requirements of the structure.

Principal Investigator:

Susan Robitaille
7077472755

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Yla, Inc.
2970 C Bay Vista Ct. Benicia, CA 94510

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