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Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73893
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-047-2568
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: 2008
Title: Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0020
Award Amount: $729,999.00
 

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 favorable for penetrating steel enablng low toxicity tungsten metal to be substituted for depeleted uranium without a performance degredation. A critical need in enablng the use of tungsen metal is to establsh a reliable domenstic source for the starting raw materials. This phase II program will mature fluidized bed fast-reduction process for producing nanotunsten powder by demonstrating product quality, consistency, and process scale-ability. The final objective of the program is to achieve a demostated processing capability suitable for 1 ton/month pilot production of nanotungsten powder.

Principal Investigator:

Jun Nable
Research Scientist
2164040053
jnable@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
President
2164040053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No