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SELF PROPAGATING HIGH TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS AND DYNAMIC COMPACTION OF TITANIUM…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15885
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15885
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kms Fusion Inc
PO Box 1778 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SELF PROPAGATING HIGH TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS AND DYNAMIC COMPACTION OF TITANIUM CARBIDE (TIC) TITANIUM BORIDE (TIB2)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,933.00
 

Abstract:

SELF PROPAGATING HIGH TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS (SHS) OF TIC AND TIB2 RESULTS IN A HOT POROUS PRODUCT. IF THE TEMPERATURE OF THE PRODUCT EXCEEDS THE DUCTILE-BRITTLE TRANSITION TEMPERATURE, THE HOT PRODUCT CAN BE COMPACTED TO REDUCE POROSITY AND YIELD A CONSOLIDATED BODY WITH USEFUL STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES. SEVERAL COMPACTION TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. AMONG THESE, EXPLOSIVELY GENERATED DYNAMIC COMPACTION (DC) HAS PROVIDED PROMISING RESULTS IN LABORATORY DEMONSTRATIONS. IN THIS PROJECT WE PROPOSE TO SCALE UP THE LABORATORY DEMONSTRATION INTO A PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR TIC AND TIB2. THE SCALED UP PROCESS WILL EMPHASIZE THE USE OF READILY AVAILABLE COMPONENTS AND PREVIOUSLY DEMONSTRATED TECHNOLOGY. PILOT SCALE PROCESS STUDIES WILL ALLOW THE ECONOMIC FACTOR OF FULL SCALE PRODUCTION TO BE EVALUATED. THIS PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE PRODUCT CHARACTERIZATION AS NEEDED TO OPTIMIZE PROCESSING VARIABLES AND ASSURE QUALITY CONTROL.

Principal Investigator:

Michael R Wixom
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Kms Fusion Inc
Po Box 1567 - 700 Kms Pl Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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