Proto Manufacturing, Inc.

12350 Universal Drive
Taylor, MI 48180
http://www.protoxrd.com
21 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 9
Total Value of Awards $2.97MM
First Award Date 11/09/05
Most Recent Award Date 02/01/16

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Gorzen Mr. Daniel F. Gorzen 2 Message
Berkley Mr. Stanley G. Berkley 3 Message
Shaw Barbara A. Shaw 1
Brauss Michael Brauss 2 Message
S L Boyer William S L Boyer 1 Message
S L Boyer Wiliam S L Boyer 0 Message
Brauss Michael Brauss 1 Message
Boyer William Boyer 2 Message

9 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-120
Budget: 02/01/16 - 02/01/18

Fatigue properties of metallic aerospace structures are improved significantly by cold working to impart favorable compressive residual stresses (RS) at and near the surface. In Phases I and II, Proto designed and developed a first generation x-ray diffraction (XRD) based NDI/E tool to measure RS distributions surrounding cold-worked holes in ae...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N152-091
Budget: 09/23/15 - 03/30/16

Manufacturers of aerospace propulsion systems are well aware of the positive effects of compressive residual stress (RS) fields on turbo-machinery components in terms of improved fatigue life and durability. Tensile RS, however, can cause unfavorable conditions which may lead to premature failure during operational usage. Thus, the industry obje...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N132-097
Budget: 10/18/13 - 04/17/14

Directionally solidified (DS) superalloy blades provided the basis for substantial gains in turbine engine performance in recent decades. Now, single crystal (SX) nickel-base alloy blades can be grown directionally with interior passages for cooling air, enabling more advances in engine performance and durability SX blades are composed of single...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Agency: Navy
Topic: N09-T022
Budget: 06/29/09 - 04/30/10

Current methodology for testing the degree of sensitization (DoS) in 5XXX aluminum alloys is destructive and not practical for inspecting boats and material in service. A nondestructive inspection (NDI) method is required as a single fieldable probe for this and associated requirements. Proto evaluated a combination of x-ray diffraction (XRD), u...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF083-228
Budget: 04/17/09 - 01/17/10

It is well known that the fatigue properties of metals used in modern engines and aircraft structures are improved by local cold working processes, such as peening and cold working. These enhancements impart compressive residual stresses (RS) near and below the surface to inhibit or prevent crack initiation and propagation in critical components...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N07-168
Budget: 04/09/08 - 10/09/08

The fatigue properties of metals used in modern turbine engines are improved by cold working processes, such as the various forms of peening. Peening imparts compressive residual stresses (RS), which inhibit, or prevent, the initiation and propagation of cracks in critical locations of turbine engine components. The problem is that the RS state ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF081-088
Budget: 03/28/08 - 12/28/08

Cold working (Cx) and interference fit fasteners are well known to effectively impart favorable residual stresses (RS) and improve structural fatigue life around fastener holes. Heretofore, there has been no reliable means of measuring the RS or the effectiveness of Cx in the immediate vicinity of fastener holes, so reliance was placed on Cx pro...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-120
Budget: 07/06/07 - 02/28/11

Fatigue properties of aerospace structures are improved significantly by the application of cold-working processes, which impart favorable compressive residual stresses at and near the surface of the metal. While cold-working production processes are tightly controlled to ensure the effectiveness of the process, human errors are known to occur a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N05-120
Budget: 11/09/05 - 05/09/06

Fatigue properties of aerospace structures are improved significantly by the application of cold-working processes, which impart favorable compressive residual stresses at and near the surface of the metal. While cold-working production processes are tightly controlled to ensure the effectiveness of the process, human errors are known to occur a...