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An Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Reduced Cost of Ceramic Matrix…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: An Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Reduced Cost of Ceramic Matrix Composite Engine Components
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-C-5191
Award Amount: $849,975.00


ABSTRACT: Titanium aerospace components are notoriously expensive and difficult to machine at high speeds, driving up per-part costs and limiting application of this material where it could be of substantial benefit to the warfighter. Creare"s innovative Cryogenic Machining approach addresses this need by dramatically increasing processing speed and tool life, and eliminating lubricant capture and recycling systems. This program will focus on achieving a direct cost/performance comparison between traditional and cryogenic machining for specific F-35 parts. A quantitative, direct comparison of this technology"s value will enable broader adoption across the supply chain by clearly establishing the business case for the technology. BENEFIT: Our innovation will provide the benefits of reduced acquisition and maintenance costs for any program, increasing the use of advanced titanium components, and improve the lethality, performance, and reliability of key DoD systems, including the F-35.

Principal Investigator:

Jay C. Rozzi, PhD
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800

Business Contact:

Robert J. Kline-Schoder
(603) 643-3800
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No