MATERIAL AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL GRAPHITE/THERMOPLASTIC YARN AND RELATED FORMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3593
Amount: $135,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Composite Products In
37 Washington Ave, East Haven, CT, 06512
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Maass
 (203) 469-4647
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP BOTH TEXTILE FORMS AND ASSOCIATED PROCESSING METHODS FOR A NEW THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL FORM KNOWN AS "HYBRID YARN". THIS MATERIAL, CONSISTING OF A FINE MIXTURE OF GRAPHITE AND THERMOPLASTIC FILAMENTS, ALLOWS FOR A FLEXIBLE AND CONFORMAL RAW MATERIAL FORM WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE BROADLY USED IN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS. IT OFFERS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED PART FABRICATION LABOR, TOUGHNESS, AND REPAIRABILITY. A CAREFULLY CONTROLLED PROCESS STUDY IS TO BE PERFORMED WITH THREE TEXTILE FORMS OF INTEREST FOR BOTH CONSOLIDATION AND FORMING BY TWO DIFFERENT METHODS. MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES SHALL BE CHARACTERIZED. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT AT THE CONCLUSION OF PHASE I, A SPECIFIC HYBRID THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL FORM AND RELATED MANUFACTURING METHOD SHALL HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED WITH GENERIC APPLICABILITY TO AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL PARTS.

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