Portable Friction Stir Welding Technology for Aluminum Fabrication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$490,950.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0347
Award Id:
83470
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-032-0287
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2320 North 640 West, West Bountiful, UT, 84087
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Russell Kingston
Engineer
(801) 298-9366
russ@advmp.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Aubrey
Office Manager
(801) 298-9366
Jena@advmp.com
Research Institution:
Brigham Young University
Tracy Nelson
435v CTB
Provo, UT, 84602
(801) 422-6233
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
During Phase I, goals of initial design and demonstration of system concepts for a portable friction stir welding (FSW) system were successfully completed. During Phase II, the objective is to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a portable and versatile FSW system. To support AMP's design, BYU will continue engineering and application studies in parallel with the design effort. BYU will optimize FSW tool designs for minimum system loads and optimize the attachment approach. The final product of the BYU studies will be an "Attachment Application Process Specification" that will achieve both maximum strength and consistency in application. The BYU results will be integrated into the AMP design resulting in the most efficient and light weight portable FSW system design. Following completion of the Phase II Base and Option programs we expect to attain a TRL of 6+. The above addresses the Phase II technical design, optimization, fabrication, and demonstration tasks. However, application to specific structures and commercialization are also important and will be addressed early during the Phase II Base program and more so during the Phase II Options. Initially, our emphasis will be Navy structures and as such we will identify pertinent Navy facilities and personnel for early discussions.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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