SBIR Phase II: Advanced Tonnage Analysis System for Forging Processes

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0620436
Agency Tracking Number: 0512635
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MI
Solicitation Number: NSF 04-604
Small Business Information
4300 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tzyy-Shuh Chang
 (734) 973-7500
Business Contact
 Tzyy-Shuh Chang
Title: Dr
Phone: (734) 973-7500
Research Institution
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project will develop an advanced tonnage signal processing system for the forging industry. This system will utilize advanced signal processing methods and statistical control techniques to distinguish between normal (in-control) and abnormal (out-of-control) tonnage signals, detect faulty process conditions (cold die, die wear, mismatch, improper lubrication, etc), and to conduct real-time process monitoring in the forging process. The use of the advanced tonnage signal analysis system will contribute to reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions, and improved tool (die) life in the forging process. This system also has the potential to be used in other deformation processes including rolling, stamping, extrusion, and drawing.

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