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High Transition Temperature TiPdNi Shape Memory Alloys Through Rapid…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65155
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0254
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Transition Temperature TiPdNi Shape Memory Alloys Through Rapid Prototyping and Severe Plastic Deformation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0330
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I Innovation research project MER will utilize rapid prototyping of high temperature ternary TiPdNi alloys to produce a range of compositionally controlled net shape parts. The role of the addition of the ternary alloying element Pd is toelevate transition temperature of the shape memory alloy rapid prototype parts. After rapid prototyping the alloys will be subjected to severe plastic deformation by Equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) to provide improvement to mechanical properties,and yet not change the shape of the part. The ultra fine grain size after ECAE is expected to impart improved thermal fatigue and corrosion resistance for the naval service environment. In Phase I, the micrograined materials will be initially evaluated forenhanced transition temperature, thermal and mechanical fatigue to confirm our anticipated processing benefit. The high transition temperature TiPdNi will have vast applications including actuators, biomedical, MEMS, sporting goods.

Principal Investigator:

Sion Pickard
Principal Investigator
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research (Mer) Co
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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON
Roberts Hall, Box 352120
Seattle, WA 98195
Contact: Prof. K. Inoue
Contact Phone: (206) 543-2600
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university