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Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64177
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1165
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6003P0172
Award Amount: $69,543.00
 

Abstract:

An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Fraunhofer USA is proposing to replace high cost, toxic Be-based metals with innovative, Mg metal matrix composites (MMCs) in stiffness critical structural applications. In short, the program willevaluate processing of Mg MMCs via both pressureless infiltration and squeeze casting. Variables to be studied will include processing parameters, Mg alloy composition, and reinforcement type (e.g., B4C, SiC and Al2O3). In all cases, the reinforcementwill be particles (i.e., not fibers) to provide attractive economics and isotropic composites. After fabrication, the novel composites will be characterized and their utility as replacements for Be-based metals will be analyzed. The strengths of the teammembers will be utilized, such as M Cubed's expertise in developing, characterizing and commercializing advanced materials; and Fraunhofers's expertise in designing new materials and working with an international network of Universities and labs tounderstand material behavior and optimize performance.The Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of producing low cost, high performance Mg MMCs as replacements for Be-based metals. In a subsequent Phase II program, processing parameters will be optimized, a full compliment of property data will begenerated, and a full-scale demonstration component will be fabricated for MDA. Military and commercial applications for cost effective, light weight, high performance materials to replace Be-based metals abound, including space structures, airframecomponents, mirror supports, and stages for semiconductor manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

Michael K. Aghajanian
VP Product Development
3024548600
aghajanian@mmmt.com

Business Contact:

Michael K. Aghajanian
VP Product Development
3024548600
aghajanian@mmmt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
921 Main St Monroe, CT 06468

EIN/Tax ID: 510347782
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No