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Title: Composite material fabrication techniques. CRADA final report

This report describes a low cost method of fabricating components for mockups and training simulators used in the transportation industry. This technology was developed jointly by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Metters Industries, Incorporated (MI) as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) ORNL94-0288 sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Economic Impace and Diversity Minority Business Technology Transfer Consortium. The technology involves fabricating component replicas from fiberglass/epoxy composites using a resin transfer molding (RTM) process. The original components are used as masters to fabricate the molds. The molding process yields parts that duplicate the significant dimensional requirements of the original component while still parts that duplicate the significant dimensional requirements of the original component while still providing adequate strength and stiffness for use in training simulators. This technology permits MI to overcome an acute shortage in surplus military hardware available to them for use in manufacturing training simulators. In addition, the cost of the molded fiberglass components is expected to be less than that of procuring the original components from the military.
Authors:
;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
  2. Metters Industries, Inc. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10115159
Report Number(s):
ORNL/M--5828
ON: TI99020252; CRN: C/ORNL--94-0288, ORNL/M-5828; TRN: AHC29911%%93
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Sep 1996
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; PROGRESS REPORT; FIBERGLASS; EPOXIDES; SIMULATORS; MOCKUP; MOLDING; MILITARY EQUIPMENT 360601; 450000; PREPARATION AND MANUFACTURE; MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE