Smart Tooling for Manufacturing Composites

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CB88C
Agency Tracking Number: 094705
Amount: $749,562.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: X5.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Rauscher
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: Business Official
Phone: (937) 937-1877
Research Institution
CRG's shape memory polymer (SMP) tooling technologies, Smart Tooling, offer cutting-edge manufacturing solutions that can meet the construction needs of all future composite platforms and systems. Development and implementation of Smart Tooling, Smart Mandrels and SMP Bladders, offers end users significant opportunities to save direct expense for tooling cost and manufacturing labor to fabricate complex geometry and trapped composites. CRG's concept for a high temperature mandrel product is to leverage a proven Smart Mandrel process and replace the current material system with a novel SMP capable of remaining rigid at the 350 F laminate cure temperatures then softening following cure for extraction.

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