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DEVELOPMENT OF PLASMA SYNTHESIS TO PRODUCE PRE-ALLOYED ULTRAFINE INTERMETALLIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15901
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15901
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF PLASMA SYNTHESIS TO PRODUCE PRE-ALLOYED ULTRAFINE INTERMETALLIC ALUMINIDE POWDERS FOR INJECTION MOLDING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,095.00
 

Abstract:

INTERMETALLIC ALUMINIDES OFFER SIGNIFICANT PROMISE BECAUSE OF THEIR STRENGTH AND MODULUS RETENTION WITH TEMPERATURE, OXIDATION RESISTANCE AND LIGHTWEIGHT. IF INTERMETALLIC ALUMINIDES COULD BE INJECTION MOLDED THEIR USE WOULD BE FURTHER EXPANDED. PRESENT POWDER PRODUCTION DOES NOT PRODUCE ACCEPTABLE POWDER FOR INJECTION MOLDING. INJECTION MOLDING REQUIRES SPHERICAL, UNIFORM POWDER SIZES <20U DIAMETER. IN CURSORY RESEARCH IT HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED A PLASMA SYNTHESIS USING CHEMICAL PRECURSORS AND A PLASMA INITIATED SOLID STATE REACTION PRODUCED SPHERICAL ULTRAFINE TITANIUM AND NICKEL ALUMINIDE PARTICLES. THESE PROCESSE WILL BE FURTHER INVESTIGATED TO PRODUCE PRE-ALLOYED ULTRAFINE INTERMETALLIC PARTICLES AND UTILIZED FOR INJECTION MOLDING EVALUATION. COMPARATIVE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS WILL BE PERFORMED FOR SELECTING ONE PROCESS FOR SCALE-UP IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr J C Withers
Principal Investigator
6025741980

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Rs
7960 Kolb Rd Tucson, AZ 85706

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