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Smart Tooling for Manufacturing Composites

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
094705
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Smart Tooling for Manufacturing Composites
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CB88C
Award Amount: $599,956.00
 

Abstract:

CRG's shape memory polymer (SMP) tooling technologies, Smart Tooling, offer cutting-edge manufacturing solutions that can meet the construction needs of all future composite platforms and systems. Development and implementation of Smart Tooling, Smart Mandrels and SMP Bladders, offers end users significant opportunities to save direct expense for tooling cost and manufacturing labor to fabricate complex geometry and trapped composites. CRG's concept for a high temperature mandrel product is to leverage a proven Smart Mandrel process and replace the current material system with a novel SMP capable of remaining rigid at the 350 F laminate cure temperatures then softening following cure for extraction.

Principal Investigator:

Joel J. Everhart
Principal Investigator
9373201877
everhartjj@crgrp.com

Business Contact:

Stephen D. Vining
Business Official
9379371877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No