Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Polymer Matrix Composite Engine Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,685.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-5310
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-115-3006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-115
Small Business Information
2PHASE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
P.O. Box 730, 33 River Vista Drive, Dayton, NV, 89403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
031850790
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Cao
 Senior Materials Engineer
 (408) 450-7900
 kcao@2phasetech.com
Business Contact
 John Crowley
Title: President
Phone: (408) 450-7900
Email: jcrowley@2phasetech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal addresses the development and use of lightweight, low thermal-capacity reformable tooling materials for high-temperature composite processing evaluation, parts prototyping, trial production and full-rate production of PMC engine components. The weight-saving promise of high-temperature polymer matrix composites (PMCs) for engine components is offset by the very high costs of parts manufacture. In processing polyimide-matrix composites to produce engine duct components, current tooling and methods require very long processing times. Optimized tooling would provide a ramp-up rate consistent with the heatup rate of the composite material, while providing the strength to withstand the process temperatures and pressures.

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