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Innovative Low-cost, In-situ Consolidation Head for Complex Geometry…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87719
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-135-0550
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Accudyne Systems Inc
210 Executive Dr Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative Low-cost, In-situ Consolidation Head for Complex Geometry Thermoplastic Fiber Placement
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0499
Award Amount: $79,924.00
 

Abstract:

Accudyne proposes a SBIR program, endorsed by Sikorsky, Cytec Engineered Materials, and NASA-LaRC, to develop a cost-effective thermoplastic automated tow placement (ATP) process and demonstrate it by fabricating and testing a complex contoured skin (Phase 1) and a CH-53K rotorcraft lower cabin or ramp skin (Phase 2). The process employs in situ consolidation, avoiding the autoclave. The targeted part properties are those measured from autoclave-consolidated laminates. The selected Cytec APC-2 material system features inherent toughness, matching rotorcraft application requirements. For Phase 1, Accudyne will employ their already operating thermoplastic heated head that features full conformable compactors, individual tow-cut-and-add, and creates excellent microstructure. This plan will allow the rapid identification of the challenges to fabricating the complex contoured parts. Following Phase 2, Accudyne will offer an automated fiber placement machine and heated head for sale to the industry that is capable of fabricating the desired parts without using the autoclave.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Gruber
Senior Partner
3023695390
mgruber@accudyne.com

Business Contact:

Mark Gruber
Senior Partner
3023695390
mgruber@accudyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACCUDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.
134 Sandy Dr Newark, DE 19713

EIN/Tax ID: 510373665
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No