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Light Weight High Stiffness Materials for Berylium Replacement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
43912
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
99-552
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Light Weight High Stiffness Materials for Berylium Replacement
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-02-C-0002
Award Amount: $749,966.00
 

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 Moduli in excess of 26 million on high volume reinforced SiC with an Al matrix. Also in development is other light weight, high stiffness materials with even higher moduli. This Phase II program represents theclassic BMDO investment- a small company with an emerging technology, teamed with experienced and committed industrial partners with current access to multi-million dollars markets and applications, developing a need product for the global market today.The successful completion of this program will enable Powdermet to aid the BMDO EKV program and develop high volume reinforced composites with significant market opportunity. There are several aerospace and commercial areas targeted, which include and arenot limited to golf clubs, hard disk drives, and aerospace structures.

Principal Investigator:

Dean Baker
Engineering Manager
8187686420
powdermetinc@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
President/CEO
8187686420
Small Business Information at Submission:

POWDERMET, INC.
9960 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit A Sun Valley, CA 91352

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