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SBIR Phase I: Novel Micro-Arc Oxidation Method for Applying Wear-Resistant…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84571
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637323
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SOMMER MATERIALS RESEARCH, INC.
587 North Main Street North Salt Lake, UT 84054-2101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Novel Micro-Arc Oxidation Method for Applying Wear-Resistant Ceramic Coatings on Lightweight Metals
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637323
Award Amount: $99,945.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Phase I project offers a novel approach for producing a hard, uniform coating on the surface of lightweight aluminum. The technique uses a modified ""micro-arc"" approach for applying protective ceramic coatings that are much more uniform, denser and harder than conventional micro-arc approaches. This will increase the mechanical reliability, dimensional predictability, and wear-resistance of aluminum. The surface-treated aluminum can be used as a replacement for heavier steel in various applications. In a broader scope, novel methods are needed to produce adherent, wear-resistant oxide coatings on the surface of the aluminum alloys and other types of metals. The coating will find use in a wide variety of commercial applications involving the aerospace, defense, automotive, marine, medical, electronic, chemical, hydraulic/pneumatic, and textile industries. This novel surface modification approach will create a durable uniform coating that will exhibit high hardness, wear resistance, corrosion resistance and electrical resistance.

Principal Investigator:

Jared L. Sommer
PhD
8013972000
jsommer@alum.mit.edu

Business Contact:

Jared L. Sommer
PhD
8013972000
jsommer@alum.mit.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sommer Materials Research, Inc.
587 NORTH MAIN STREET Suite 400 North Salt Lake, UT 84054

EIN/Tax ID: 900119035
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No