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A Process That Rapidly Produces Be/Be Alloys in Net Shape at Low Cost Without…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69772
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B045-011-0077
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: 2004
Title: A Process That Rapidly Produces Be/Be Alloys in Net Shape at Low Cost Without Exposure of the Workforce
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA9453-04-M-0326
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Beryllium and beryllium alloys are strategic to many defense/aerospace applications, but whose use is limited due to current and anticipated more stringent health and safety concerns which result in long lead times for fabrication and very high cost. An innovative approach that reduces fabrication time to a matter of hours to a few days results in low cost and produces net shapes without exposure of the workforce to Be. This paradigm for beryllium fabrication utilizes a melt forming solid free form fabrication process that will be performed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) established beryllium facility in coordination with a beryllium fabricator/supplier and two MDA prime contractor system suppliers. Be/Be alloys will be net shape produced and charaterized as well as fabricating a demonstraion mirror and structural components.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
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:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545
Contact: Kendall Hollis
Contact Phone: (505) 665-8223
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university