Single Cell Machining

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,861.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-5213
Award Id:
79135
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-087-2213
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORP. (Currently AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION)
9950 Wakeman Drive, Manassas, VA, 20110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
604717165
Principal Investigator:
Jay Snider
Program Manager
(304) 848-5929
jsnider@aurora.aero
Business Contact:
Sharon Roberts
Director of Contracts
(703) 369-3633
sroberts@aurora.aero
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The machining of structures from materials such as titanium is typically accomplished using end mills and roughing 90 to 95 percent of the material to leave precise, complex features on thin-walled structures. High-speed machining is widely used in the manufacture of parts and reduces labor significantly. Single Cell Machining will be developed to produce structures that require machining and low-stress grinding in a single cell with minimal operator input. Based on the Phase I effort, several key systems were identified that require further development to produce the Single Cell Machining concept. The development of these systems to create a Single Cell Machining system is projected to enable a reduction of up to 60% in unit cost, depending on material and part geometry. Also, the key systems developed may be applied to machining techniques and equipment beyond Single Cell Machining.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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