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Enhanced High Volume Reinforced Al/SiC Metal Matrix Composites

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57925
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0132166
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Enhanced High Volume Reinforced Al/SiC Metal Matrix Composites
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0132166
Award Amount: $0.00
 

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 nickel matrix composite materials using CVD fluid bed coated powders and low cost consolidation techniques. Dramatic increases in flexure strength and modulus were achieved, with results showing greater than 5% (80% increase) ductility and a 600% increase in flexural strength compared to current metal matrix composite state of the art. A greater understanding of the nano-engineered particles being produced, and the relationship between nano-structural features and the resulting mechanical property improvements will be developed leading to repeatable, predictable performance and application to additional composite and coatings systems.

Principal Investigator:

Dean Baker
8187686420
powdermet@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Andrew J. Sherman
President
powdermet@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet, Inc.
9960 Glenoaks Blvd, unit A NULL Sun Valley, CA 91352

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
U of Cal Davis
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Contact: Enrique Lavernia
Contact Phone: (530) 752-0554
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university