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Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79178
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-326-1490
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QUEST Integrated
19823 58th Place S Suite 200 Kent, WA 98032-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-06-C-0172
Award Amount: $99,646.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a novel laser assisted cryogenic jet cleaning process. Current laser based processes can result in subsurface damage. Our proposed process will integrate a high-pressure cryogenic jet of liquid nitrogen into the laser cleaning process. The objective of the research is to demonstrate the synergistic effects of the laser/cryojet process to commercial applications including not only cleaning for weld preparation, but also possibly machining of exotic materials such as semiconductors or glassy materials, as well as for coatings removal. In Phase I, we propose to demonstrate several key physical principles that will justify the development of a prototype system in Phase II. This research may have broad applications in the areas of advanced materials research, development and processing beyond our identified specific target applications.

Principal Investigator:

Robert W. McCullough
Chief Technology Officer
2538729500
robm@qi2.com

Business Contact:

Milton J. Altenberg
CEO
2538729500
miltona@qi2.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUEST INTEGRATED, INC.
1012 Central Avenue South Kent, WA 98032

EIN/Tax ID: 912123590
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No