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Affordable High Strength Face Gears

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
58002
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-0850
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Affordable High Strength Face Gears
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAH10-02-C-0026
Award Amount: $119,997.00
 

Abstract:

"The materials properties and inability to grind highly hardened steel into face gears as well as their weight, have limited their inherent advantage and application in high power density aerospace and transportation systems. Laser fusion free-formfabrication has demonstrated custom material compositions can be net shaped produced with superior properties to the same material conventionally formed. Laser fusion fabrication is proposed to net shape produce hybrid materials combination face gearssuch as titanium webs and steel teeth with controlled nanochemistry that enhances properties over a forged and hardened steel. Material combinations will be produced in a functional graduation between the compositions and characterized for face gearapplication. A down select materials combination will be utilized to demonstrate a net shape face gear can be laser fusion produced with desired surface finish and surface tribology. The commercial applications of high performance, lightweight, low cost face gears are in a plethora of aerospace, defense, and aircraft, automotive and marine vehicle systems."

Principal Investigator:

J.c. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

R.o. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research (Me
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No