Enabling Materials Processing Technology for Low-Cost Fabrication of Integral Bladed Rotors (IBR)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,637.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-5304
Award Id:
67614
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-140-1422
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1458 S. E. Ocean Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34983
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114133213
Principal Investigator:
Raymond Walker
Vice President
(772) 878-1701
raymwalk@aol.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Walker
Vice President
(772) 878-1701
raymwalk@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The cost of manufacturing integrally bladed rotors for large gas turbine engines is high driven by the cost of raw material, rough machining, and airfoil machining. This project will address these cost drivers by identifying methods to reduce forging weight through aggressive near-net shape forging methods, exploiting the use of fine-grain processing to improve forgeability, and demonstrate enhancements to electrochemical machining of airfoils to eliminate hand finishing operations. These improvements will be applicable to large and small engine IBRs.

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