No-Oven, No-Autoclave, Composite Processing

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,956.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX12CA31C
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
104076
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OH, Dayton, OH, 45440-3638
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Michael Rauscher
Principal Investigator
(937) 320-1877
rauschermd@crgrp.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
VP, Government Programs
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) proposes to continue the efforts from the 2010 NASA SBIR Phase I topic X5.03, "No-Oven, No-Autoclave (NONA) Composite Processing." NONA offers NASA the ability to manufacture composites without an oven or autoclave, which will significantly decrease manufacturing costs. Large, single-piece composite structures for NASA Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles are currently expensive to fabricate partly because of the capital equipment (ovens, autoclaves, and tooling) needed to cure the part and maintain tolerances at cure conditions. There are only a few autoclaves in the world large enough to support large composite fabrication, and they are already committed to long-term programs. The cost of building additional autoclaves is prohibitive, and inherent size constraints still remain.CRG's innovative technology addresses these roadblocks by providing:- High-performance, 350F epoxy composite cured without oven or autoclave- Decreased capital, operating, and labor costs- No post cure required- A scalable resin infusion process- Increased part throughput

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