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SBIR Phase I: Reinforcement of Lightweight Material Castings with Dissimilar…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84597
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637532
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hans Tech
3120 Bowfield Way West Lafayette, IN 47906-6812
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Reinforcement of Lightweight Material Castings with Dissimilar Metals
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637532
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will utlize ultrasonic vibrations during pouring of molten metal around a reinforcement insert placed in a mold and during solidification of the composite casting. The proposed processing route will help develop a defect-free metallurgical bond between two dissimilar metals. The proposed technology can be applied to reinforcing lightweight castings including aluminum and magnesium; thereby replacing iron and steel components for automotive, aviation, and defense applications. The use of this technology, therefore, has the potential to contribute to significant energy savings, cost savings, and emission control.

Principal Investigator:

Clause N. Xu
PhD
7654136008
clausexu@hanstek.net

Business Contact:

Clause N. Xu
PhD
7654136008
clausexu@hanstek.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hans Tech
3120 Bowfield Way Suite#3350 West Lafayette, IN 47906

EIN/Tax ID: 205018143
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No