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Dynamic Magnetic Consolidation (DMC) Process for Fabricating Advanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
31785
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
31785
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IAP RESEARCH, INC.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Dynamic Magnetic Consolidation (DMC) Process for Fabricating Advanced Nanostructured Components from Nano Powders
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,895.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR project of Phase I proposes to develop and advance a process technology called Dynamic Magnetic Compaction (DMC). This technology will be useful for fabricating nanostructured components of various material systems such as ceramics, metals, high temperature alloys, and composites from their respective nano powders. The fabrication of nano components from nano powders requires the consolidation technique that can transfer high energy in a fast manner without sacrificing nano grain size. The proposed DMC consolidation technology has the capability to achieve this. The DMC process can be scaled for the production scale. Our preliminary cost and feasibility estimates of commercial systems indicate that transition from lab to commercial systems will be reliable and economical. This project will create a new world class, high rate production process - DMC, that will have impact on key U.S. industries. In Phase I, for a feasibility demonstration, nano ceramic powders of SI3N4 and wear material powders of tungsten carbides will be consolidated into 0.5" diameter and 2" long rods. The components will be tested for their nano properties such as grain size, strength, hardness, and other relevant characteristics.

Principal Investigator:

Bhanu Chelluri
5132961806

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Iap Research, Inc.
2763 Culver Avenue Dayton, OH 45429

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