Improved Extrusion and Milling Techniques
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-163
Topic Title: Improved Extrusion and Milling Techniques
Proposal No.: N082-163-0217
Firm: Surface Treatment Technologies, Inc.
1954 Halethorpe Farms Road
Suite 600
Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
Contact: Timothy Langan
Phone: (410) 242-0530
Web Site:
Abstract: In Command and Control spaces on U.S. Navy ships technology upgrades occur every six to eighteen months. During both initial ship construction and operation the U.S. Navy is faced with ever increasing costs to maintain current technology at the warfigther's finger tips. The FlexTech Modular Track system has been developed to enable modularity and open architecture in ship construction, which creates reconfigurable work spaces aboard ships. The goal of this project is to optimize the manufacturing processes used to fabricate the complex aluminum alloy track used in the FlexTech system. Surface Treatment Technologies will focus on improving tolerances of finished beams which will decrease costs associated with installation of the FlexTech system.
Benefits: Improved tolerances of as extruded components Optimized extrusion rate Reduction of secondary rework Reduction of installation cost