Polymer Matrix Composites using Fused Deposition Modeling Technology

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,987.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CG33P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
110236
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
T9.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2809-K Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031-4409
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
KausikMukhopadhyay
Principal Investigator
(703) 560-1371
kausik@matmod.com
Business Contact:
TirumalaiSudarshan
Business Official
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institute:
University of Texas at El Paso
Irene Holguin
500 W University Ave
El Paso, TX, 79968-0587
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Abstract
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of complex three-dimensional geometries layer-by-layer. The goal of the present proposal is to extend FDM technology to create new polymer matrix composites (PMCs) comprising of polymers and inorganic matrices. Innovative design coupled with novel PMCs can be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications. An integrated and automated process based on the FDM technology would facile large-scale manufacturing process of these PMCs. These materials can be used for making robotic components for terrestrial or extra-terrestrial applications, in aviation and defense industries, making turbine blades etc. Coupling the synthetic and cost-effective production approaches, FDM would facilitate making PMCs that can also be used for cryogenic and high temperature applications.

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