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Company Information:

Company Name:
Powdermet Inc.
Address:
24112 Rockwell Drive
Euclid, OH
Phone:
(216) 404-0053
URL:
EIN:
954616398
DUNS:
175863463
Number of Employees:
20
Woman-Owned?:
No
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Phone:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $6,136,561.00 70
SBIR Phase II $10,980,601.00 18
STTR Phase I $688,928.00 8
STTR Phase II $949,993.00 2

Award List:

High Volume Reinforced Low Cost CMC's

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,972.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. Asit Biswas
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I SBIR program will result in the development of an innovative, net shape processing technique which enables nanolevel control over composite compositions combined with independent rnacrolevel control over microstructures to achieve improved ceramic matrix composite materials The… More

SBIR Phase I: Development of High Strength Syntactic Titanium Foams

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,059.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
Abstract:
N/a

Novel Conformal Sandwich Panel Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,720.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

Spray-Formed High Stiffness Aluminum

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$65,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker
Abstract:
N/a

High Stiffness Dimensionally Stable Mirror

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$71,107.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Dispersion Strengthened Ferritic Steels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,969.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Not Available Exciton proposes new dyes for laser eye protection for both the Notch and Tri-Stim approaches. Exciton's simulations and experiments support the synthesis of dyes with FWHM values of 4 nm. This value is one-half to one-fifth that previously observed. This value is also substantially… More

Low Cost Lightweight Rhenium Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,964.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
Abstract:
Not Available The demand for high data rate (HDR) very small aperture terminal (VSAT) networks has been increasing in the last two years. Newer network applications require a minimum of T1 data rate (1.544 Mbps). The network must also be robust for the operating conditions of VSATs- small diameter… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,980.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew J. Sherman, President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$66,792.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,970.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,912.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,967.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Gregory Smith
Abstract:
N/a

Low Cost Lightweight Rhenium Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,547.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew J. Sherman
Abstract:
N/a

Light Weight High Stiffness Materials for Berylium Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,966.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
The replacement of Berylium, for toxicity reasons, is an issue facing Europe and the US. Berylium is a popular engineering material because of it light weight and high stiffness. The Phase II program being proposed is one capatlizing on the Phase I effortin achieving light weight materials with… More

STTR Phase I: Enhanced High Volume Reinforced Al/SiC Metal Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
University of California
RI Contact:
N/A
Abstract:
N/a

Fuel Cell Based Portable Hybrid Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$606,747.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
In phase I, Powdermet Inc. developed and demonstrated the CVD FB process for the productionof nano-engineered thermal spray powders, while Catepillar demonstrated the use of the coatedpowders for creating functionally thermal spray coatings. The current functionally gradedsystem consists of a… More

New fabrication methods for electrodes in lithium-ion batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$64,814.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Glade, Research Scientist
Abstract:
In the proposed program, Powdermet, Inc./Eagle-Picher Technologies, LLC, will demonstrate fabricating a novel anode for use in rechargeable lithium-ion battery systems. This technology could possible replace existing silver oxide/zinc battery technologyused in launch vehicle applications due to… More

Syntactic Titanium Foam Propellant tank

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,931.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Mr. 1. Biswas, Metallurgist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will result in the availability of a high strength, closed cell titanium foam material suitable for fabricating propellant tank structures. The resulting titanium foams are predicted to have >350Mpa strengths at densitied

Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Based Continuous Emissions Monitoring System for Multiple Metals

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,987.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
65399 Molybdenum silicide composites, materials that could have significant impact on many advanced energy systems, have poor oxidation resistance and fracture toughness. This project will develop new and improved powders to provide both ductile metal additions and Boron necessary for… More

Sealed, High-Heat Capacity, Cable-in-Conduit Superconductors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
65509 Nd-Fe-B magnets currently provide the highest energy product of any permanent magnet material. However, these magnets have not reached their theoretical energy limit, and suffer from poor mechanical properties. It has been theoretically predicted that exchange-coupled, or ¿spring¿… More

Syntactic Titanium Foam Propellant tank

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, Metallurgist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will result in the availability of a high strength, closed cell titanium foam material suitable for fabricating propellant tank structures. The resulting titanium foams are predicted to have >350Mpa strengths at densitied

Syntactic Titanium Foam Propellant tank

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, Metallurgist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will result in the availability of a high strength, closed cell titanium foam material suitable for fabricating propellant tank structures. The resulting titanium foams are predicted to have >350Mpa strengths at densitied

High Conductivity thermal Management Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
the proposed Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate the production of diamond- and graphite fiber-reinforced aluminum and copper matrix composites for use in thermal management systems. Specifically, Powdermet will produce interface-controlled diamnd and graphite (DKDX milled fiber) reinforced… More

Light Weigth Materials For EKV Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,400.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engr Mgr
Abstract:
Replacement of Be components is high on every BMDO contractors agenda. Not only will replacing Be reduce liability, it will also reduce component cost and quite possibly weight. In this Phase I SBIR Powdermet will investigate light weight compositematerials to replace Be. Phase II of the program… More

Intermediate Temperature Carbon/Carbon Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,982.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engr Mgr
Research Institution:
Penn State University
RI Contact:
Robert Killoreen
Abstract:
Light weight structures are improtant for many DoD applications. Currentresearch on Carbon/carbon at temerpatrues below 1200 F have been margiallysuccessful. More research is mneeded on identifying other methods for protectionof the carbon over this temperature range. The team of PSU and… More

Aero Propulsion and Power Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate the production of high temperature,high saturation inductance magnet materials and power converter circuit designsfor directed energy laser power supplies. Powdermet will manufacture and characterizea series of articicially structured metallic magnets with… More

Low Cost Materials for Neutron Absorption in Generation IV Nuclear Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,960.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker
Abstract:
70789 There are no low cost solutions to the problem of neutron radiation in nuclear power plants. Current protective materials and techniques for making them are very expensive. Recent research investigating Ni/boron carbide material, fabricated via high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF)… More

sbir/sttr phase i: Innovative Materials for Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,144.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will enable a 2-fold increase in conductivity for products without sacrificing power or capability. Recently, a new high thermal conductivity material has been produced using CVD fluid bed coating process and low cost consolidation techniques.… More

Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,965.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
In the proposed phase I SBIR program, Powdermet will demonstrate the production ofcontrolled thermal expansion,high thermla conductivity packaging matreials.Increasing packing densities and power consumption in Transmit/recieve modulesrequire improved, higher thermal conductivity packaging to remove… More

Enhanced High Volume Reinforced Al/SiC Metal Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
U of Cal Davis
RI Contact:
Enrique Lavernia
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) project will develop advanced, nano-engineered thermal spray powders for producing composite coatings with revolutionary enhancements in performance. The Phase I project demonstrated the production of high volume reinforced (25-65 wt % SiC) aluminum and… More

Light Weight Concepts for Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,954.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, New Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
RI Contact:
Susan Ross
Abstract:
This phase I proposal with Powdermet and Northwestern University is combining two technologies to provide a new light weight mirror concept. The combinatiom of the 2 technologies should provide for improved performance and lighter weight strucutre for space applications.

Low Cost Neutron Absorption Materials for Generation IV Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$578,592.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70789S02-II There are no low cost solutions to the problem of neutron radiation in nuclear power plants. Current protective materials and techniques for making them are very expensive and are limited in availability. This project will utilize boron carbide (B4C) (boron for neutron absorption),… More

Injection molded rhenium fluidic valves

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Rhenium has extraordinary high temperature properties, and is the only material suitable for the fabrication of solid divert motor hot gas valves. It is the strongest ductile material known at 2000¿C and totally impervious to hydrogen and the combustionproducts of most solid propellants to… More

Injection molded rhenium fluidic valves

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$741,230.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Rhenium has extraordinary high temperature properties, and is the only material suitable for the fabrication of solid divert motor hot gas valves. It is the strongest ductile material known at 2000¿C and totally impervious to hydrogen and the combustionproducts of most solid propellants to… More

Nanoengineered ODS Feritic/Martensitic Steel for Fusion Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,983.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
72655S03-I Reduced-activation, oxygen dispersion strengthened (ODS) ferritic/martensitic steels are the primary candidates for first wall and blanket structural applications for future fusion reactors. However, current ODS steel manufacturing is not cost effective and yields anisotropic properties… More

Low Cost Neutron Absorption Materials for Generation IV Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
70789S02-II There are no low cost solutions to the problem of neutron radiation in nuclear power plants. Current protective materials and techniques for making them are very expensive and are limited in availability. This project will utilize boron carbide (B4C) (boron for neutron absorption),… More

Development of a 4000 Hour Bearing for the F-35B Three Bearing Swivel Duct""

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Stan Hemstad, Product Development Manag
Abstract:
This proposal by Powdermet is offered in tandem with a separate proposal by a Wedeven Associates, Powdermet and DuPont Team targeted at developing a lubricated bearing system, incorporating improvements in the friction and wear material as well as thegrease. The Tandem Wedeven primed proposal will… More

Low cost alternatives to expensive complex manifold pipe shapes used in high temperature (3000F-4500F) missile control systems.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
Current state-of-the-art technology for Strategic Missile Post Boost Control Systems is niobium (Nb) alloy tubing formed and welded in complex shapes with built-in hot valve mechanisms. Other metals used in the system include TZM connectors and tantalum(Ta) alloy valve pistons. And since these… More

Develop and/or Improve Optical Coating Processes for Military Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Engr Mgr
Research Institution:
NORTHWESTERN UNIV.
RI Contact:
Brain Warshawsky
Abstract:
This Phase I STTR program combines the expertise of Northwestern University in Mirror finishing techniques and Powdertmet Inc in materials manufacture and creation. The phase I program will investigate different techniques in reducing the overall cost andimproving manufaturability of DoD required… More

Light Weight Concepts for Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$449,995.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, Principal Investigator
Research Institution:
Northwestern University
RI Contact:
Susan Ross
Abstract:
In this NASA Phase II STTR program Powdermet/Northwestern will fabricate a lightweight (2.4 g/cc, or equivalent to 0.8 kg/m2) thin-wall (0.3-0.5mm ) functional mirror with an angular resolution approaching one arc second. Phase I results demonstrated a composite mirror structure with a density a… More

Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Agressive Reentry Trajectories of Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,993.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Structural C foam lightweight heat shield sandwich panels for use in a next-generation, high-performance thermal protection systems have been previously tested at NASA Ames Research Center under the pullout and glide portions of a simulated extended-range reentry trajectory. Outstanding performance… More

SBIR Phase I: Injection Molded Copper Composites for High K Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to develop copper-graphite and copper-SiC composites with 40-50V% reinforcement loading using a microencapsulated powder metallurgy process. These microencapsulated powders will be combined with injection molding for the low… More

Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Bore Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,732.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Founder/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate a cost-effective chrome replacement solution to medium-caliber gun barrel wear and erosion through the demonstration of an environmentally friendly, low cost refractory metal alloy plating process. This solution will reduce life cycle costs for… More

Medium Caliber Gun Barrel Bore Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I SBIR program will develop a metalorganic CVD coating process to apply refractory metal coatings to rifled gun barrel tubes. This environmentally friendly, conformal coating system is ideally suited to medium caliber weapon systems and offers a cost effective method to coat and… More

Moisture-resistant TPS Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew J. Sherman, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed NASA Phase I SBIR will generate closed-cell foam thermal protection system materials which do not need waterproofing, and which can be applied as a coating to replace impregnation densification processes and which can potentially protect critical structural elements from penetration of… More

Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker, Enginerring Mgr
Abstract:
Be replacement is a growing conern both nationally and internationally. Be toxicity and other availability concerns in coming years makes it a liability for any program at this time. In this Phase I progam various materials will be evaluated and tested against Raytheon EKV constraints to determine… More

Thermal Protection System (TPS) for Aggressive Reentry Trajectories of Space Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,456.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR program will complete development of closed-cell SiC foam TPS materials suitable for application to Hypersonic Cruise Vehicles for application up to 450BTU/ft2/sec. Specifically, the program will take these high strenth, high temperature TPS materials from a TRL of 2-3, to a… More

Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable, Research Scientist
Abstract:
nanocrsytalline tunbsten has the potential to meet or exceed the performance of depleted uranium. unfortunately, no current scalable, domestic source exists for the production of 10-40nm tunsten powders that can be consolidated into nanocrystalline tungsten. I this program Powdermet, a world… More

Dry Synthesis of Alpha Aluminum Hydride

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Chief Scientist
Abstract:
The use of alane in new propellants is projected to yield greater than 10% gain of specific impulse (Isp) over the state of the art solid propellants. This would translate into a 30% increase in range for a single stage tactical missile, a 4,400 lb (10%) payload increase for the Titan Solid Rocket… More

High Temp High Energy Product Permanent Magnet Material

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable, Research Scientist
Research Institution:
CARNEGIE MELLON
RI Contact:
Michael E. McHenry
Abstract:
With the continuing increase of electrical power use in aircraft under the more electric aircraft intiatives, generating electrical power becomes increasingly important to aircraft performance. Generating power requires the use of permanent magnets which are enclosed and operate at increased… More

Diamond Reinforced SiC Mirror for ABL

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, Project Manager
Abstract:
In the proposed SBIR program Powdermet will demonstrate the feasibility of producing near net shape high modulus- high conductivity (1000Gpa, 1800 W/m.K) diamond reinforced SiC /syntactic SiC foam mirror structure. Powdermet will utilize an innovative combination of SiC microencapsulaion of diamond,… More

Novel Energetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Reactive warheads increase lethality by igniting propellants/fuels in targets, by melting and destroying electronic components, by providing substantial blast overpressure effects inside of the target after impact, and by providing heat energy to destroy potential biological and chemical payloads. … More

Ultra-Light Weight Energy Absorbing Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will prepare an integrally fabricated aluminum syntactic foam armor panel 36" X 36" square. The low cost, lightweight energy adsorbin amor concept is based on the use of a metal-encapsualted ceramic tile strike plate integrally fabricated with an aluminum foam energy… More

Titanium Foam for Hydrogen Storage Container

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
To support the use of hydrogen in transportation applications, a light weight, robust hydrogen storage tank is necessary for use on board vehicles, at refueling stations, and on a hydrogen transport truck. The current fabrication process for hydrogen tanks ¿ winding fibers on a mandrel, followed… More

Novel Energetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$349,034.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Research Scientist
Abstract:
Reactive Warheads increase lethality by igniting propellants and fuel, by melting and destroying electronic components, by providing blast overpressure inside of a target after impact, and by providing thermal energy to destroy chemical and bilogical agents. In the Phase I program, Powdermet… More

Meta-Structured Cements for Chrome Replacement

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
EPA
Principal Investigator:
William R. Garrett, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program¿s objectives are to demonstrate producing potentially very low cost nano/meta-structured thermal spray powders using recycled scrap tools or very low cost ceramic powders and to demonstrate superior materials properties of the meta-structured coating when applied using… More

Tailorable Thermobaric Charge

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, President
Abstract:
The need for novel weapons to defeat urban targets and rapidly immobalize enemy combatants hiding in bunkers, caves, and basements requires new weapons and tactics. Thermobaric warheads can provide tailored blast response optimized for the defeat of these targets with low collateral damage. In… More

Anode Materials for Rapid Recharge High Energy Density Lithium Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable, Research Scientist
Abstract:
In this phase I SBIR porogram, Powdermet will produce stable, prelithiated Si- and Sn- based nanocomposite anode materials for use as inherently safe, high rate anode materials for high power military battery applications. Various approaches to overcome capacity fade and first cycle loss will be… More

Replacement of Red Phosphorus in Smoke Producing Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Michael Dowell, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
Future combat scenarios requires a red and/or white phosphorus alternative as a multi-role munitions filler for obscuring, screening, marking, incendiary and thermobaric applications. Currently, red and white phosphorus filled munitions are successfully being deployed in combat, especially in "shake… More

Self- Lapping Chemical Valves for ABL-COIL Laser

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Asit Biswas, Project Manager
Abstract:
In this Phase I program teaming with system integrator, Powdermet will develop a low cost light weight, high strength, chlorine, iodine, helium, ammonia, caustic compatible corrosion resistant, high performance, long life capable, maintenance free Self- Lapping Chemical Valves for ABL-COIL Laser by… More

Ultra-Light Weight Energy Absorbing Armor

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, group leader
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR project will refine manufacturing processes to produce high strength, lightweight, low cost energy adsorbing integral composite armor and complete design configuration optimization for combined ballistic and blast performance. Powdermet has developed a product line of unique,… More

Dry Synthesis of Alpha Aluminum Hydride

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$436,770.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, president
Abstract:
Alane, or AlH3, offers the potential for a significant increase in ISP in solid rocket motors, enabling extended range or speed to be achieved without incrased weight or missile redesign. Previous techniques to produce alane have not been scaleable to producion, and use large volumes of ether to… More

Low Cost P/M Aluminum Syntactic Foam for Blade Containment in Turbine Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,942.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I SBIR proposes a low density (0.75-1.2g/cc)syntactic aluminum foam energy absorber co-manufactured inside a composite fan case for turbine engines. Metal syntactic foams provide more energy absorption than any type other metal or non metallic foam on a volumetric basis… More

Erosion Resistant Compressor Blade Repair Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,998.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Jun P. Nable, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate the use of wear resistant high strength nanocomposites in the turbine engine repair and refurbishment process. The metallic nanocomposite will be applied using laser additive remanufacturing to worn turbine blades. This would provide greatly increased… More

Low cost alternatives to expensive complex manifold pipe shapes used in high temperature (3000F-4500F) missile control systems.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,891.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman, Founder/Chief Scientist
Abstract:
Current state-of-the-art technology for Strategic Missile Post Boost Control Systems is welded Tantalum (Ta), noibium (Nb), and molybdenum (Mo) alloys. These materials are heavy and limitied in temperature capability. In contrast, current technologies for higher performance kill vehicle divert and… More

SBIR Phase I: Oxide dispersion strengthened titanium aluminide

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop a low-cost manufacturing process for nanoengineered, oxide-dispersion strengthened titanium aluminide powders with superior isotropic high temperature properties, to replace cost-intensive mechanical alloying process. The… More

SBIR Phase I: Zirconia Syntactic Foam for Abradable Seal Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,836.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Busines Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I program will investigate a state-of-the-art abradable seal concept for use in high temperature turbine applications. The proposed concept is a thin dual layer zirconia-based syntactic foam that acts both as an abradable seal for better tolerance… More

Coated Syntactic Titanium Composite for Low Cost Cruise Missile

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Product Manager
Abstract:
The proposed program will develop a low cost, syntactic titanium foam sandwich panel outer layer encased with thermal sprayed thin tungsten layer for use as a insulation material in titanium sandwich panel structures for making dual functionality of thermal protection and structural capability of… More

Thermally Stable High Energy Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries for Naval Aviation Application

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Lucian Vatamanu, Senior Researcher
Abstract:
Powdermet is a leader in innovative nano-powders processing and coating technologies. SAFT America Inc. and Powdermet are working to develop and produce a new generation of thermally stable Li-ion battery for Navy aircraft, capable to deliver 300Wh/Kg specific energy, at 6,000 cycles, 100% DOD in a… More

Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Phase II SBIR program will develop a domestic capability for the scalable production of nanocrystalline tungsten powders suitable for the production of tungsten penetrators. reducing tunsten grain size to the nanoscale changes the high strain rate deformation properties of tungsten metal to be… More

Efficient Chemical Storage of Hydrogen in a Liquid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,991.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Redko, Research Scientist
Abstract:
This Proposal is on hydrogen storage in the form of hydrogenated mixture of polycyclic hydrocarbons and their alkylated derivatives. Dehydrogenation of that mixture into polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) followed by hydrogen oxidation in fuel cell may satisfy the stringent DOE 2010… More

SBIR Phase I: High Energy Density Film Capacitators

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I research project would demonstrate proof of principle for the production of ultra capacitors with energy densities competitive with lithium ion batteries, but that can be charged in seconds to minutes as opposed to hours or days. These ultra capacitors are based on the development… More

Replacement of Red Phosphorus in Smoke Producing Munitions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
The standard Red phosphorus smoke munitions have excellent obscurance features, and have a much lower adverse health impact when used in training and field maneuvers. However there are some significant maintenance costs and health and safety concerns which have arisen during long term storage of Red… More

S-ComP Structural Insulators for Propulsion Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
In this phase I effort Powdermet proposes to develop lightweight thermally insulating structural insulator material for an smokeless propellant system in the 3000-4000F operating temperature range. In this program five refractory syntactic composite materials maximizing specific strength,… More

Advance High Strength Low Weight Aluminum NanoFoam Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$98,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate SiC nano-balloon-reinforced aluminum alloy composites which have strength-density ratios 20-50% greater than Al-Li alloys. The core innovation is the production of high strength SiC nanoballoons using electrospinning of Si modified polymer nanoballoons and… More

S-ComP Synergistic Structures for Advanced Kill Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I program is designed to demonstrate feasibility for producing high strength,low density aluminum-magnesium alloy syntactic composite which is comprised of roughly 50V% LiBH4 radiation adsorbing fillers Feasibility will be demonstrated through the production of multifunction… More

Multilayer Tape Casting of Water-Gas-Shift Membranes for H2 Separation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
In the production of hydrogen, current materials and systems used as hydrogen separators for water-gas-shift reactors present two major problems, namely, cost and robustness. These issues are being addressed through the use of palladium alloys, various ceramic substrates, and nanomaterials;… More

Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase I program, a multifunctional lightweight radiation shield composite will be developed and fabricated. This structural radiation shielding will be a high strength, syntactic polymeric where the polymer is filled with high strength low Z material. Specifically, this program… More

Innovative High Strength Nanostructured Aluminum-Based Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,997.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, President/CEO
Abstract:
This Phase I SBIR Program will demonstrate and help mature the use of mechanical alloyed, thermally stable nanocrystalline aluminum alloys produced by extrusion and roll Processing. These nano strengthened alloys are sensitive to manufacturing processes, but offer the potential for thermally stable… More

Active coatings for Disseminating Bi-Spectral Obscurant Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Engineering Manager
Abstract:
In this program Powdermet will combine controlled particle packing theory, particle interface control through particle coating and improve particle aeration by combining energetic gas formers within the obscurant compact. The end result of the program will be a device that outperforms current… More

SBIR Phase I: Nano-Aluminum Forgings for Lightweight Transportation Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
NSF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will evaluate and demonstrate the feasibility of using low nano-aluminum forgings in connecting rod and wheel-based applications. To date, no approaches have proved cost-effective for significantly reducing the mass of driveline components such… More

Improved Metal-Polymeric Laminate Radiation Shielding

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$599,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase II program, builds on the phase I feaibility where a multifunctional lightweight radiation shield composite was developed and fabricated. This structural radiation shielding is high strength, syntactic polymeric where the polymer is filled with high strength low Z material.… More

Aluminum-CNF Lightweight Radiator Components

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This proposal relates to a new materials concept for an aluminum-carbon nanofiber composite, high thermal conductivity ultra lightweight material that will form the basis for robust, lightweight deployable metallic radiator designs. Specifically, this program will result in availability of high… More

Aerogel Modified Structural Thermal Protection System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Brian P. Doud, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
This program will mature and further develop structural syntactic foam insulated integral Thermal Protection System (TPS) designs and materials as an enabling technology for the highly reliable, reusable launch system. This proposed SBIR program will build on Powdermet's extensive prior… More

Composite Aluminum Aircraft Matting for High-Temperature Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Grogan, Research Engineer – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Current mats are manufactured from aluminum 6061 because of its relatively high strength-to-weight ratio and durability. However, 6061 does not maintain these desirable characteristics when exposed to higher temperatures, where it loses strength significantly above 150 degrees C. This… More

Accumulative Roll Bonding of Ultrahigh Strength Light Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Engineering Manager – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
The proposed Phase I SBIR project will conduct exploratory development of scalable manufacturing processes for producing high strength lightweight metals. This Phase I SBIR program will extend work and significant prior investment that Powdermet has carried out in the nanocomposite and syntactic… More

Efficient Chemical Storage of Hydrogen in a Liquid

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$747,290.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mikhail Redko, Senior Research Scientist – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This Proposal is on development of chemistry of mixtures of methylphenanthrenes (I) as a media for hydrogen storage. Previous research, performed in Phase I, have established the routes by which such mixtures can be generated. Their hydrogenation over Ru catalyst has been shown to result… More

Innovative High Strength Nanostructured Aluminum-Based Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$383,944.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, Engineering Manager – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
This Phase II program will concentrate on scaleup of Nano-micro structured Aluminum-Lithium alloys into large 12x12x1"and 24x24x1"plates for use in ballistic and structural applications. The program will investigate consolidation processes such as roll milling, equal channel angular… More

Multilayered Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coating for Improved Thermal Abrasion Resistance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,792.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Mark Grogan, Dr. – 216-404-0053
Abstract:
Currently, there is a need for a thermal barrier coating (TBC) that will improve gas turbine efficiency by allowing for maximum inlet temperature and/or reducing the amount of cooling air required for airfoils. New ceramic top-coat and metallic bond coat chemistries for TBCs that are stronger and… More

Advanced Processing and Cladding of High Density U-Mo Dispersion Fuels

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,979.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Dan Campbell, Mr. – 216-404-0053
Abstract:
Low enriched uranium fuels are desirable for reduced nuclear proliferation concerns. In the leading program for advanced fuel development, Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR), U-Mo fuels are being developed to substitute low enriched for current highly enriched uranium fuels… More

NANOMATERIALS FOR THERMAL BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, General Manager – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
This proposed Phase I SBIR program will produce safer, higher-rate, high energy density, thermal batteries through the development of improved nanocomposite anode materials. This development will increase the anode side of the thermal battery by replacing traditional lithium using a nano-lithium… More

Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$149,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Tiffany Miller, Enerrgetics Group Lead – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
High performance capacitors are an enabling technology for newer precision-guided munition technology. More specifically, most of these applications use high voltage, film dielectric capacitors for energy storage, pulse generation, and pulse shaping. Lifetime and reliability of capacitors,… More

Synthesis of a Potential Fast Ionic Conductor for Mg+ Ions

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$150,000.00
Agency:
DOE
Principal Investigator:
Research Institution:
Michigan State University
RI Contact:
Abstract:
Development of a solid with high conductivity of Mg2+ cations will allow application of that substance as membrane in magnesium-air batteries. These batteries will be much cheaper, safer, and at the same time store much more energy than lead-, lithium- or sodium batteries with the same weight.… More

Advanced Cermet Liner for Reduced Wear and Contamination in Plain Airframe Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,999.00
Agency:
DOD
Principal Investigator:
Mark Grogan, Research Engineer – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
In this proposed Phase I Project, Powdermet will develop a low cost solution to contamination issues currently involved in spherical plain airframe bearings. The proposed solution will utilize an advanced low friction cermet. This material will be capable for application as a powder coating or… More

Nanodielectrics for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$448,407.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud, General Manager – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
Powdermet perceives the Phase I program as a success on the basis of achieving state-of-the-art properties in polymer thin film materials and observation of key phenomenon that will enable even greater gains in the state of the art. The microstructure of the thin films reveal both continued… More

Advanced Cermet for High Acceleration and Deceleration Roller Bearing Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$79,496.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Mark Grogan, Research Engineer – (216) 404-0053
Abstract:
As aircraft technology continues to evolve, there becomes a need for advanced takeoff systems for aircraft carriers. Increases in aircraft weight and takeoff speed require takeoff systems with reliable components to withstand the increase in force put on the system by the advanced aircraft. In this… More