Erosion Resistant Compressor Blade Repair Technologies

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC07QA07P
Agency Tracking Number: 067375
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A2.10
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117-1252
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jun Nable
 Principal Investigator
 (216) 404-0053
 jnable@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: 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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