STRETCH ROLL FORMING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-12-M-A200
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0024
Amount: $721,669.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA09-001
Solicitation Number: 2009.0
Small Business Information
1845 Fairmount ST Devlin Hall # 147, Wichita, KS, 67260-0147
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Vis Madhavan, PhD
 (316) 393-6137
 vismadhavan@fairmounttech.com
Business Contact
 Anil Shah
Phone: (316) 214-5523
Email: anil.c.shah@gmail.com
Research Institution
 Wichita State University
 Mahdi Saket-Kashani
 1845 Fairmount ST
Beggs Hall 107
Wichita, KS, 67260-0147
 (316) 393-6137
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
During the Phase I SBIR project funded by DLA, Fairmount Technologies (FT) has developed and proven a new CNC metal forming process called stretch roll forming (SRF) that can produce complex parts made out of extrusions without part-specific dies. The proofof- concept machine developed has stretch formed flat and T-section extrusions to geometry similar to that of aircraft parts. Recognizing the potential for this process to enable revolutionary manufacturing improvements, improve part quality, and save cost, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Spirit Aerospace, have worked with FT to identify part families and the manufacturing lines in which to introduce the process, as well as requirements for successful forming of aircraft parts. In this Phase II project, FT proposes to design and build a prototype machine to meet these requirements and move the SRF process from a TRL of 3 to TRL 7. With our partners input, with the insights gained from further improvements to the proof-of-concept machine, by recruiting additional development partners with complementary expertise, and by making the best use of phase II funds, FT will build a prototype SRF machine and demonstrate that SRF can form parts to accurate geometry and with favorable properties.

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