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Processing of Bulk Nano-Magnesium Alloy and Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87011
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-067-0018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 07-067
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thixomat, Inc
620 Technology Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Processing of Bulk Nano-Magnesium Alloy and Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-10-C-0037
Award Amount: $729,813.00
 

Abstract:

The opportunity is to develop light weight high strength/density armor to better resist ballistic threats of fragments and projectiles. The objective is to scale up Mg matrix composites that were discovered in Phase I - to provide larger test samples for ballistic testing - as produced by the novel Thixomolding Thermomechanical Process(TTMP). The target is yield strength of >250MPa at density of 10psf in 1-inch plate and with ballistic resistance superior to Mg AZ31 and Al 5083. Variables of Thixomolding, warm rolling, stack pressing, heat treatment, type and shape of inserts will be studied in order to optimize the TTMP process and the composite microstructure and properties. The anticipated result is economic light-weight armor that provides ballistic performance superior to Al alloys and steel plus savings in maintenance costs and fuel consumption.

Principal Investigator:

Raymond Decker
Director of Battery R & D
7349955550
rdecker@thixomat.com

Business Contact:

Stephen LeBeau
VP of Technology
7349955550
slebeau@thixomat.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thixomat, Inc
620 Technology Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 382836945
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No