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RAPID SOLIDIFICATION OF LOW DENSITY ALLOYS BY MELT OVERFLOW

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1672
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1672
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ribbon Technology Corpon
P.o. Box 30758 Gahanna, OH 43230
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: RAPID SOLIDIFICATION OF LOW DENSITY ALLOYS BY MELT OVERFLOW
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $460,000.00
 

Abstract:

AN EVALUATION OF THE COMBINATION OF MELT OVERFLOW FOR LIGHT WEIGHT, HIGH PERFORMANCE, REACTIVE ALLOYS LIKE ALUMINUM, MAGNESIUM, BERYLLIUM, AND TITANIUM WITH VACUUM INDUCTION MELTING IS DESIRED. THE NEED EXISTS TO DEMONSTRATE THE BENEFITS OF THESE TECHNIQUE TO IMPROVE CURRENT OR DEVELOP NEW ALLOYS FOR STRUCTURES IN VEHICLES OR HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINES. DUE TO THE COST OF DESIGN ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION ESTIMATES OF THESE HIGH TECHNOLOGY PROCESSING SYSTEMS, PHASE I OF THIS CONCEPT IS SO RESTRICTED. A PHASE II OF THIS PROGRAM WOULD BE PROTOTYPE FABRICATION AND CASTING OF SELECTED ALLOYS. USING THE VACUUM INDUCTION-DISPLACEMENT MELT OVERFLOW EQUIPMENT DESIGN ON PHASE I AND FABRICATED ON PHASE II OF THIS PROGRAM, ALUMINUM, MAGNESIUM, BERYLLIUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS WILL BE CAST. THIS SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING FILAMENTARY AND FOIL PRODUCTS DIRECTLY FROM MOLTEN MATERIALS HAS A VERY HIGH QUENCH RATE AND IS THE RAPID SOLIDIFICATION TECHNOLOGY MOST SUITED TO APPLICATION IN DEEP SPACE OR ON THE MOON.

Principal Investigator:

James Dickson
Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ribbon Technology Corp.
P.o. Box 30758 825 Taylor Station Road Gahanna, OH 43230

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