No-Oven, No-Autoclave, Composite Processing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CA31C
Agency Tracking Number: 104076
Amount: $749,956.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: X5.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
OH, 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
 rauschermd@crgrp.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
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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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