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Materials and processes for aerospace RTM
Profile last edited on: 10/28/15

Program
SBIR
Agency
AF
Total Award Amount
$46,641
Award Phase
1
Principal Investigator
William L Murphy
Activity Indicator

Company Information

Abaris (AKA:Abaris Training Resources, Inc)

5401 Longley Lane Suite 49
Reno, NV 89511
   (775) 827-6568
   sc@abaris.com
   www.abaris.com
Multiple Locations:   
Congressional District:   02
County:   Washoe

Phase I

Phase I year
1991
Phase I Amount
$46,641
The U.S. Air Force has an interest in high rate, low cost, production processes for aircraft parts. Abaris proposes combined analysis and tasting project to explore modifying present Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) techniques to evaluate the feasibility of their use in the production of high performance, aerospace, composite materials. Epoxy resins shall be utilized in combination with graphite reinforcements in the form of thick (1/4 to 1/2 inches) high density performs to fabricate laminates for test and evaluation. The development of low-cost fabrication processes for high-performance composites is of paramount importance in the economical use of composites in aerospace structures. Phase I tasks are to build two tools, from test panels of different thicknesses, and conduct structural tests, to explore the resulting performance. The objective is to develop and demonstrate injection processes to resin transfer molding of thick, high density, carbon fibers, filament wound performs. Phase II objectives will be to scale up and optimize the resin injection process to achieve lower costs consistent with aerospace quality and to generate sufficient data to allow materials and process specifications to be written.

Phase II

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