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Plasma Stabilization and Control of Titanium Welding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77259
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-046-1358
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Erigo Technologies, LLC
P.O. Box 899 64 Main St. Enfield, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Plasma Stabilization and Control of Titanium Welding
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0124
Award Amount: $1,459,757.00
 

Abstract:

Welding titanium is becoming increasingly important to the Army, and this trend will accelerate as low-cost titanium becomes available. To facilitate the use of titanium in a growing set of cost-sensitive applications, rapid, reliable, and inexpensive joining processes must be established. For high production rate applications, pulsed gas metal arc welding (P-GMAW) offers such a possibility, although much development work remains to optimize this process for widespread use. During Phase I, Erigo Technologies and its partner American Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM), with the support of Lincoln Electric, developed a new single-pulse P-GMAW waveform for titanium. The waveform development work will be continued in Phase II, with the end goal of producing a set of waveforms that covers most operating conditions for GMAW of titanium. In addition, we will investigate modifications to the shield gas flow of the GMAW torch to eliminate the requirement for a supplemental trailing shield.

Principal Investigator:

Nabil Elkouh
President
6036324156
nabil.elkouh@erigo.com

Business Contact:

Wm. R. Baschnagel
Vice President - Operatio
6036324156
bill.baschnagel@erigo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ERIGO TECHNOLOGIES LLC
P.O. Box 899 Enfield, NH 03748

EIN/Tax ID: 203069593
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No