CFOAM Durable Composite Tooling with High Performance Cement Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0286
Agency Tracking Number: N121-033-1315
Amount: $79,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-033
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
The Millennium Centre, 1142 Middle Creek Road, Triadelphia, WV, -
DUNS: 101582922
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harry Danford
 CFOAM Product Manager
 (304) 547-5800
 hed@trl.com
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Kraftician
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Email: jrj@trl.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd. proposes to develop a composite tooling technology based on its CFOAM structural carbon foam as a core material with High Performance Cement (HPC) coatings. This approach will evaluate low CTE HPC coatings that have previously demonstrated a high degree of compatibility with CFOAM in high-temperature environments and will leverage Touchstone"s experience in developing and commercializing CFOAM rapid prototype tools, which can be fabricated in 7 days. The HPC coatings to be evaluated are X-Pando, Aremco 551RN, and Graphibond 669. Touchstone will evaluate the performance of these HPC coatings at 0.125"and 0.25"thicknesses over CFOAM20 and CFOAM30 substrates (20 and 30 lbs per cubic-ft density). Test samples will be thermally cycled at 450degreesF (50 cycles) and evaluated for stress-cracking, hardness, flat-wise tensile strength, and vacuum integrity. All key raw materials to be tested are rated for 1,000degreesF continuous use applications. The potential for these tools to perform 450degreesF post-cures is clearly feasible.

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