Advanced Manufacturing Methods for Composite Gearbox Housings for Rotorcraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-09-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: A082-026-1526
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-026
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
7800A South Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 066066874
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zachary Wing
 Director of Science and Technology
 (520) 547-0861
Business Contact
 Stephen Turcotte
Title: President
Phone: (520) 547-0855
Research Institution
New composite manufacturing technology is urgently needed to improve rotocraft (and non-rotocraft) performance via further integration of composite materials. Recently, Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) developed a system of water soluble composites tooling materials that has potential to advance the state composite manufacturing. A team comprised of Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) and the University of Delaware integrating state of the art composite processes with ACM’s water soluble technology to produce composite structures with integrated fluid passages. The objective of this proposal is to adapt composite manufacturing processes and ACM’s water soluble tooling technology to produce integrated fluid passages in composite structures. The proposed methods and technology developed will yield a low cost manufacturing technology for producing complex rotocraft structures.

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