Equipment for Solid State Stir Welding of High Temperature Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CI38P
Agency Tracking Number: 100091
Amount: $99,734.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: T9.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
664 NW Enterprise Drive, Suite 118, Port Saint Lucie, FL, -
DUNS: 114133213
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raymond Walker
 Principal Investigator
 (772) 343-7575
Business Contact
 Raymond Walker
Title: Vice President
Phone: (772) 343-7575
Research Institution
 Edison Welding Institute
 Ronald Shaw
 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive
Columbus, OH, 43221-3585
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 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Stir welding generates high-quality joints in fabricated structure and is the baseline joining process for most NASA aluminum alloy structures such as cryogenic tanks and lightweight structures. Incorporating ultrasonic vibration to critical stir welding machine components will enable and expand stir welding to other high-strength, high-temperature alloys using solid state joining. This project will scale up proven ultrasonic vibration technology and incorporate it on a NASA stir welding machine for the weld fabrication of extendable liquid rocket engine skirts and other high temperature applications for space structures.

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