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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87718
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-135-0512
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADC Acquisition Co. dba Automated Dynami
407 Front Street Schenectady, NY -
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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-0498
Award Amount: $79,986.00
 

Abstract:

xxxIn-situ fiber placement is able to offer a wide and robust processing approach that is well suited for many aerospace structures. Flat, single curvature and large radius complex curvature parts can be effectively handled with the current in-situ techniques. However, there are limitations associated with this process. The use of a rigid metallic consolidation applicator is routinely used in the in-situ process for a few different reasons such as extremely high processing temperatures and the need to evenly distribute the consolidation force across the width of the material. Depending upon material width, thickness, resin system and part curvature the use of a rigid roller to apply effective consolidation force is restricted. Additionally, with some in-situ processing approaches the ability to apply individual tows of material with a single processing head is problematic. Finding a modified or alternative approach to apply a consolidation force that is more conformable and demonstrate individual tow control is a way to make the in-situ process more valuable. Our objective in this Phase 1 SBIR will be to determine the feasibility of a conformable consolidation head, determine suitable evaluation criteria for structures made with a conformable head and design conceptual solutions for the issues at hand

Principal Investigator:

Kurt Kimball
Program Manager
5183776471
kkimball@automateddynamics.com

Business Contact:

Robert Langone
Vice President
5183776471
rlangone@automateddynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADC ACQUISITION CO. DBA AUTOMATED DYNAMICS
407 Front Street Schenectady, NY 12305

EIN/Tax ID: 161529403
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No