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Processing of Selectively-Discontinuous-Fiber (SDF) Composite Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
32183
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32183
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Composite Operations
Rt 1 Box 1379 Lone Oak, TX 75453
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Processing of Selectively-Discontinuous-Fiber (SDF) Composite Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal is directed at creating discontinuous unidirectional composite from continuous unidirectional prepreg. The process, Selectively-Discontinuous-Fiber (SDF), introduces micro-cuts in preimpregnated unidirectional materials at specified locations. This process will allow unidirectional composite prepreg to be used for the fabrication of complex-compound components that have been impossible in the past. Standard continuous unidirectional composite materials have limited capability to accommodate the small radii often required in intergrally-stiffened structures or to form the complex-compound shapes without sacrificing mechanical integrity. The process uses established technology with minor modifications to accommodate preimpregnated material and can be done on "off-the-shelf" prepreg. This process is truly unique in that it can introduce the micro-cuts at specific locations on the impregnated material, producing selectively discontinuous material.

Principal Investigator:

Bill Robinson
9036625599

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Composite Operations
Rt 1 Box 1379 Lone Oak, TX 75453

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