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HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF TITANIUM ALLOYS USING CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9534
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9534
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
350 W 800 N Suite 250 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-1441
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: HIGH SPEED MACHINING OF TITANIUM ALLOYS USING CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,993.00
 

Abstract:

TITANIUM MACHINING HAS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY DURING THE PAST 25 YEARS BUT DESPITE INTENSE INTEREST IN FINDING IMPROVED TOOL MATERIALS,WC-6 WT. % CO IS STILL USED AT CUTTING SPEEDS LESS THAN 75 M/MIN. RECENT WORK AT CERAMATEC SHOWED THAT NOVEL CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS COULD BE USED TO MACHINE TITANIUM ALLOYS WITH 30-75% LESS FLANK WEAR THAN CONVENTIONAL CEMENTED CARBIDES AT SPEEDS OF 100-175 M/MIN. DESPITE THIS SUCCESS, FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE LIFE OF CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS BEFORE COMMERCIALIZATION WILL OCCUR. THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH ADDRESSES CRITICAL ISSUES WHICH WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING THE APPARENT FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND DEFORMATION RESISTANCE OF CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS WHICH HAVE ALREADY SHOWN PROMISE FOR TITANIUM MACHINING. THE RESULTING CERAMIC WILL HAVE HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, HIGH FRACTURE TOUGHNESS, GOOD CREEP RESISTANCE AND MODERATE CHEMICAL STABILITY. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ANSWER CRITICAL QUESTIONS NECESSARY FOR THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF CERAMIC CUTTING TOOLS DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Raymond A Cutler
8019722455

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceramatec Inc
2425 S 900rd W Salt Lake City, UT 84119

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No