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Design and Development of a New Titanium Alloy with Improved Near-Net-Shape…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87148
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-050-0159
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QuesTek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Design and Development of a New Titanium Alloy with Improved Near-Net-Shape Formability
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0026
Award Amount: $69,979.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I SBIR program, QuesTek proposes to apply its Materials by Designr technology to the design and development of a new castable titanium alloy. Microstructural concepts for the alloy design will focus on improved castability (near-net-shape formability), improved mechanical strength (including fatigue strength), and lower cost relative to the existing aerospace-grade Ti-6Al-4V alloy. QuesTek intends to complete the design and demonstrate the alloy at prototype casting scale. Using cast Ti-6Al-4V as a baseline (one of the so-called "α/β" titanium alloys), the aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a castable alloy, exploring design space that incorporates lower cost alloying components (e.g., Si or Fe instead of V). In addition, the sensitivity of the alloy's design to the elevated impurity levels encountered in non-aerospace-grade stock materials will also be examined.

Principal Investigator:

Jason T. Sebastian
Materials Design Engineer
8473285800
jsebastian@questek.com

Business Contact:

Raymond P. Genellie, Jr.
Vice President - Operations
8474258211
rgenellie@questek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

EIN/Tax ID: 364116425
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No