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Surface Preparation of Organic Matrix Composites (OMCs) for Structural Adhesive…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-120-0631
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-120
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
General Lasertronics
830 Jury Ct. Suite 5 San Jose, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Surface Preparation of Organic Matrix Composites (OMCs) for Structural Adhesive Bonding
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-5161
Award Amount: $146,084.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: General Lasertronics Corp. conducts research and develops laser systems for coating removal and surface preparation. Lasertronics has a laser process, which can be field deployed, that prepares the surface of OMCs for adhesive bonding. In trials for various aircraft manufacturing companies, the Lasertronics process has increased G1c bond strength by up to 75 percent and has reduced standard deviation of replicate measurements by 40 percent. This Phase I project will demonstrate these benefits for OMCs of interest to the Air Force. BENEFIT: OMCs are finding increased usage in military and commercial aerospace structures. Increased bond strength and reduced bond strength variability will reduce the cost of structures and the cost of aircraft operations by lowering aircraft weight while increasing strength.

Principal Investigator:

Robert L. Cargill
Vice President, Technology Develop
(408) 947-1181
rcargill@lasertronics.com

Business Contact:

Mitchell R. Wool
Vice President, Programs
(408) 947-1181
mwool@lasertronics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

General Lasertronics
830 Jury Ct. Suite 5 San Jose, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770429606
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No