Improved Extrusion and Milling Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-08-M-0128
Agency Tracking Number: N082-163-1018
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-163
Solitcitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
THIRD WAVE SYSTEMS, INC.
7900 West 78th St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, 55439
Duns: 938966090
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cory Arthur
 Applications Engineer
 (952) 832-5515
 cory.arthur@thirdwavesys.com
Business Contact
 Troy Marusich
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (952) 832-5515
Email: troym@thirdwavesys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall goal of our Phase I project is to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative high performance machining (HPM) enabled by physics-based modeling the Navy needs to manufacture FlexTech in a mass produced, affordable, high tolerance manner. The anticipated benefits of the program are the application of HPM to aluminum machining and minimized part distortion through the managing of residual stresses resulting in reduced labor costs, cycle time and the creation of large, high tolerance parts. We will demonstrate both our innovative, scalable HPM process utilizing proprietary thermal management techniques in combination with machining modeling and our minimized part distortion method on a representative FlexTech component. Working with suppliers and manufacturers, we will identify the needs and requirements for a Phase II effort.

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