An Advanced Manufacturing Processes for Reduced Cost of Ceramic Matrix Composite Engine Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-C-5191
Agency Tracking Number: F061-103-2029a
Amount: $909,905.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-103
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Duns: 072021041
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay Rozzi, PhD
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Titanium aerospace components are notoriously expensive and difficult to machine at high speeds, driving up per-part costs and limiting application of this material where it could be of substantial benefit to the warfighter. Creares innovative Cryogenic Machining approach addresses this need by dramatically increasing processing speed and tool life, and eliminating lubricant capture and recycling systems. This program will focus on achieving a direct cost/performance comparison between traditional and cryogenic machining for specific F-35 parts. A quantitative, direct comparison of this technologys value will enable broader adoption across the supply chain by clearly establishing the business case for the technology. BENEFIT: Our innovation will provide the benefits of reduced acquisition and maintenance costs for any program, increasing the use of advanced titanium components, and improve the lethality, performance, and reliability of key DoD systems, including the F-35.

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