SBIR 95-1 SOLICITATION
LOW COST RTM FOR LARGE COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT PRIMARY STRUCTURE
Stoddard-Hamilton Air, Inc. (SHAI) proposes a low cost Resin Transfer
Molding (RTM) process adaptable for making large monolithic General Aviation (GA)
structural parts. The innovation shall use low cost tools, materials and resin injection or
infusion techniques for component production under an FAA production certification
requirements. SHAI will bring these cost advantages to its aircraft production line for volume
production. SHAI proposes developing a single sided (outer side of part) RTM process that
uses a vacuum bag type medium which also incorporates lightning protection materials into
the composite structural components.
Potential Commercial Applications:
RTM processes provide advantages in production economy, assembly
economy, and aircraft performance. SHAI needs the ability to capitalize on those advantages
to meet the goals it has set for itself. For example, the fuselage components on future GlaStar
aircraft could all be resin transfer molded.
Name and Address of Offeror:
Stoddard-Hamilton Air, Inc.
18701, 58th Avenue, N.E.
Arlington, WA 98223
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Updated: Feb. 7, 1996