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CONTINUOUS HEATED ROLL FORMING OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2088
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2088
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Composite Products
15602 Chemical Ln. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 0150
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CONTINUOUS HEATED ROLL FORMING OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION METHOD BASED ON THE USE OF CONTINUOUS FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL. HEATED ROLL FORMING (HRF), AN ADAPTATION OF THE METAL ROLL FORMING PROCESS, IS TO BE USED BECAUSE OF ITS ABILITY TO PRODUCE A VERY BROAD RANGE OF SHAPES, SIZES, AND MATERIALS IN HIGH VOLUME AND THEREFORE LOW UNIT COST. THE APPROACH TO HRF PROCESS DEVELOPMENT IS TO SELECT AND DESIGN A REPRESENTATIVE COMPONENT, SELECT A SUITABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL AND MATERIAL FORM AND THEN DEVELOP HRF PROCESS PARAMETERS TO PRODUCE THE CHOSEN COMPONENT. AFTER FABRICATION TRIALS, A TEST COMPONENT IS LOADED TO VERIFY THE PROCESS, MATERIAL AND DESIGN. ANTICIPATED PHASE II FOLLOW-ON FUNDING COULD BE USED TO BUILD DEDICATED HRF MACHINERY, EXPAND THE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS, EXTEND THE CURRENT WORK TO OTHER MATRIX MATERIALS, AND EXPERIMENT WITH SECONDARY FORMING OPERATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

David Maass
2034694647

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Composite Products
37 Washington Ave E Haven, CT 06512

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