Aerospace Materials Processing LLC

2631 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
http://www.aeromatpro.com
4 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $1.43MM
First Award Date 04/16/12
Most Recent Award Date 07/01/13

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
F Dick Cheng Siu F Dick Cheng 2 Message
F. Dick Cheng Siu F. Dick Cheng 2 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-120
Budget: 07/01/13 - 10/01/14

ABSTRACT: Peel ply, sanding and atmospheric plasma treatment have been examined as alternative methods for the surface preparation of bismaleimide carbon-fiber composites prior to bonding. It was found that atmospheric plasma treatment of the composite surface decreases the water contact angle from 82±2° to 20±2°. X-ray photoemission spectroscop...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-121
Budget: 06/01/13 - 06/01/15

ABSTRACT: We have investigated different strategies for removing the surface porosity from out-of-autoclave (OOA) composites. It was found that a release layer on the aluminum tool with a microstructure similar to that of woven Teflon release plies was effective at reducing the porosity. These structures allow trapped gases to escape during c...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-120
Budget: 06/06/12 - 03/06/13

ABSTRACT: An automated surface preparation process will be developed for improving the adhesive bonding of organic matrix composites. The process will utilize high-speed atmospheric pressure plasma to yield the strongest bonds possible, i.e., 100% cohesive failure within the epoxy adhesive. The automated process will replace the unreliable, ma...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-121
Budget: 04/16/12 - 04/16/13

ABSTRACT: The objective of this project is to demonstrate an innovative approach to mold preparation materials and/or processes for vacuum-bag-only composite processing. We will identify the mechanism that causes surface pitting and then develop a novel mold release for overcoming this issue in the preparation of Out-of-Autoclave composites. P...