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Polymer Matrix Composites using Fused Deposition Modeling Technology

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
110236
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T9.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Polymer Matrix Composites using Fused Deposition Modeling Technology
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CG33P
Award Amount: $124,987.00
 

Abstract:

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of complex three-dimensional geometries layer-by-layer. The goal of the present proposal is to extend FDM technology to create new polymer matrix composites (PMCs) comprising of polymers and inorganic matrices. Innovative design coupled with novel PMCs can be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications. An integrated and automated process based on the FDM technology would facile large-scale manufacturing process of these PMCs. These materials can be used for making robotic components for terrestrial or extra-terrestrial applications, in aviation and defense industries, making turbine blades etc. Coupling the synthetic and cost-effective production approaches, FDM would facilitate making PMCs that can also be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications.

Principal Investigator:

Kausik Mukhopadhyay
Principal Investigator
7035601371
kausik@matmod.com

Business Contact:

Tirumalai Sudarshan
Business Official
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification, Inc.
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031-4409

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Texas at El Paso
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968-0587
Contact: Irene Holguin