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The Development of an Alternative Material for Beryllium Copper

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75049
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-009-0799
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
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: 2005
Title: The Development of an Alternative Material for Beryllium Copper
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0206
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Beryllium copper alloys are widely used in military aerospace applications because of the unique desirable properties imported by the beryllium alloying of copper. Because of the toxicity of beryllium and the health hazard it produces, beryllium usages is becoming quite restrictive and may be completely eliminated. In spite of previous development efforts no copper alloy has been developed which can match the properties of copper-beryllium (CuBe) alloys. This program will investigate three approaches which have not heretofore been investigated and which have a very high probability to produce a material which has properties equal or superior to CuBe and can serve as an alternative material. The three material compositions will be produced and fully characterized for high-load, stress and wear applications to permit selection of one composition for further optimization in the option periods and Phase II. The best Phase I material will be delivered to the Navy.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf Loutfy
President
5205741980
mercorp@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