Improved Manufacturing Technologies for Polymer Matrix Composite Engine Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,685.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-5310
Award Id:
79202
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-115-3006
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 730, 33 River Vista Drive, Dayton, NV, 89403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
031850790
Principal Investigator:
KevinCao
Senior Materials Engineer
(408) 450-7900
kcao@2phasetech.com
Business Contact:
JohnCrowley
President
(408) 450-7900
jcrowley@2phasetech.com
Research Institute:
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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