12 April 2006
12 April 2006
Hydrosize Technologies has received a Phase II SBIR award ($750,000 for 2 years) from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to continue the development of a solvent free high temperature sizing.
During Phase I of this research, Hydrosize Technologies and university partner, Michigan State University, successfully demonstrated the synthesis and processability of their high temperature sizing. The Phase II research will support the continued R&D and optimization of the sizing as well as issues regarding the scaling of the technology from the research lab to larger scale production.
“This award from NAVAIR recognizes the potential of our high temperature aqueous sizing for use in advanced composites. We have shown that our sizing has thermal stability that is equal to the matrix resins studied” said Dr. Andrew Brink, Vice - President of Hydrosize Technologies, Inc. The research is targeted to meet the demanding requirements of composites in aerospace applications, however many other commercial applications will benefit as well.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.