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EXPLOSIVE POWDER COMPACTION OF TORPEDO HULLS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8918
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8918
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Northwest Technical
547 Diamond Point Road Sequim, WA 98382
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: EXPLOSIVE POWDER COMPACTION OF TORPEDO HULLS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $38,281.00
 

Abstract:

TORPEDO SHELLS ARE MACHINED FROM ALUMINUM TUBES USING EXPENSIVE MACHINING METHODS. BY USING EXPLOSIVE LOADS TO CONSOLIDATE ALUMINUM POWDERS, TUBES COULD BE MANUFACTURED AT NEAR NET SHAPE TO REDUCE MACHINING COSTS. ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OF THIS TECHNIQUE IS THAT THE ALUMINUM POWDER CAN EASILY BE REINFORCED WITH MATERIAL SUCH AS SILICON CARBIDE CREATING A COMPOSITE WHICH HAS A HIGHER STRENGTH TO WEIGHT RATIO THAN WROUGHT AND CAST ALUMINUM. A SUCCESSFUL PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM WOULD DEVELOP THE NECESSARY PROCESSING PARAMETERS TO MANUFACTURE ALUMINUM TUBES REINFORCED WITH SILICON CARBIDE. THESE PARAMETERS COULD THEN BE USED DURING PHASE II TO BUILD SOME PROTOTYPE TORPEDO SHELLS.

Principal Investigator:

Alan w hare
2066834167

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Northwest Technical Industries
547 Diamond Point Rd Sequim, WA 98382

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