Smart Tooling for Manufacturing Composites

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,562.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX11CB88C
Agency Tracking Number:
094705
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Michael Rauscher
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
rauschermd@crgrp.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
Business Official
(937) 937-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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