STRETCH ROLL FORMING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Logistics Agency
Amount:
$721,669.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
SP4701-12-M-A200
Agency Tracking Number:
L2-0024
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
DLA09-001
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Fairmount Technologies LLC
1845 Fairmount ST Devlin Hall # 147, Wichita, KS, 67260-0147
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
000000000
Principal Investigator:
Vis Madhavan, PhD
President
(316) 393-6137
vismadhavan@fairmounttech.com
Business Contact:
Anil Shah
General Manager
(316) 214-5523
anil.c.shah@gmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
During the Phase I SBIR project funded by DLA, Fairmount Technologies (FT) has developed and proven a new CNC metal forming process called stretch roll forming (SRF) that can produce complex parts made out of extrusions without part-specific dies. The proofof- concept machine developed has stretch formed flat and T-section extrusions to geometry similar to that of aircraft parts. Recognizing the potential for this process to enable revolutionary manufacturing improvements, improve part quality, and save cost, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Spirit Aerospace, have worked with FT to identify part families and the manufacturing lines in which to introduce the process, as well as requirements for successful forming of aircraft parts. In this Phase II project, FT proposes to design and build a prototype machine to meet these requirements and move the SRF process from a TRL of 3 to TRL 7. With our partners input, with the insights gained from further improvements to the proof-of-concept machine, by recruiting additional development partners with complementary expertise, and by making the best use of phase II funds, FT will build a prototype SRF machine and demonstrate that SRF can form parts to accurate geometry and with favorable properties.

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