Product Data Netshape Forming Machine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$77,100.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
28265
Agency Tracking Number:
28265
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Harold L Gegel
(513) 426-6900
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A UES, Inc. research team will develop and commercialize a Product Data Driven Netshape Forming Machine. It will be designed using fast and flexible design practices, call Lean Principles, and will operate in a digital environment. The research will be done in collaboration with an Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) whose companies have a strong interest in net shape processing methods and equipment. The products will be a Product Data Netshape Forming Machine and a STEP/ISO compliant, Object-Oriented, feature-based CAD/CAM/CAE system required for the product development process. The Netshape forming machine will support a wide range of Netshape processes such as semi-solid metalforming, squeeze casting, pressure die casting, plastic injection molding, and permanent mold casting. The modeling system will be a feature-based adaptive modeling system to automate design, manufacturing planning, mold pattern generation, and simulation of custom net shape parts. The system key functionality will include a parametric feature-based design environment, a mixed dimensional solid/surface modeler supporting non-manifold topology, and a geometrical reasoning kernel for automating net shape planning. Additional integrated technologies will include an automated mesh generation coupled to a multi-physics FEA solver incorporating material characteristics for metal forming simulation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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