NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 Z3.01-7170
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Metallic Materials and Processes Innovation
PROPOSAL TITLE: Design and Manufacture of Pin Tools for Friction Stir Welding of Temperature-Resistant Materials

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Transition45 Technologies, Inc.
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Edward Chen
transition45@sbcglobal.net
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Edward Chen
transition45@yahoo.com
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865 - 4211
(714) 283-2118

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Advanced Metallic Materials and Processes Innovation is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The primary goal of this SBIR Phase I project is to advance the development of low-cost, functionally graded laser additive manufactured high temperature refractory and cermet pin tools for friction stir welding (FSW) and/or friction stir processing (FSP) of heat-resistant materials. A solid state process, FSW produces high quality welds in difficult-to-weld materials and is fast becoming the process of choice for manufacturing lightweight transport structures including for space launch vehicles. Development of pin tools for FSW/FSP of the high temperature materials is a major challenge, as current pin tools are expensive and often fail prematurely. Production of pin tools using an Additive Manufacturing (AM) approach could offer a viable option for producing near-net shaped and relatively inexpensive functionally graded pin tools suitable for welding high temperature materials. The near-net-shape nature of this process not only minimizes the amount of machining and grinding involved, but also greatly reduces the time for manufacturing, or repair, of the pin tools.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA Commercial Applications includes metal structures and components for space launch vehicles, spacecraft, airframes, and gas turbines, emphasizing high temperature applications.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential Non-NASA Commercial Applications includes metal structures and components for military and/or commercial space launch vehicles, spacecraft, airframes, air and land-based gas turbines, land vehicles (cars, trucks, trains), sea vehicles (recreation, passenger, cargo), and consumer products (electronics).

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Characterization
Joining (Adhesion, Welding)
Launch Engine/Booster
Metallics
Nanomaterials
Processing Methods
Prototyping
Simulation & Modeling
Structures
Tribology

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