LOW-COST COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$218,292.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
21715
Agency Tracking Number:
21715
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9621 Camino Del Sol Ne, Albuqurque, NM, 87111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ronald E Allred
(505) 822-9186
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE ADVANTAGES OF THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR MANUFACTURING LOW-COST CMPONENTS HAVE YET TO BE REALIZED. AN IMPORTANT FACTOR LIMITING THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES IS THE LACK OF LOW-COST METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH-QUALITY PREPREGS AND PREFORMS. A METHOD OF PRODUCING THESE MATERIALS THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH COMMONLY USED COMPOSITE FABRICATION TECHNIQUES SUCH AS FILAMENT WINDING, PULTRUSION, AND PREPREGGING IS BEING RESEARCHED. THIS APPROACH CAN MAKE THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES COMPETITIVE WITH CURRENT THERMOSET MATRIX COMPOSITES.

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