Erosion Resistant Compressor Blade Repair Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC07QA07P
Award Id:
83763
Agency Tracking Number:
067375
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable
Principal Investigator
(216) 404-0053
jnable@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
Business Official
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate the use of wear resistant high strength nanocomposites in the turbine engine repair and refurbishment process. The metallic nanocomposite will be applied using laser additive remanufacturing to worn turbine blades. This would provide greatly increased erosion resistance for rotorcraft turbine engines, extending their life and reducing fuel consumption by 15-20% over the life of the engine. Powdermet will develop composite feedstocks optimized for laser additive manufacturing, and is teamed with Flight Support International, and FAA certified repair shop certified for T64 engine repairs.

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