LOW-COST COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21715
Amount: $218,292.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
9621 Camino Del Sol Ne, Albuqurque, NM, 87111
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronald E Allred
 (505) 822-9186
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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