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COBALT IS A STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT, AND MINIMIZING ITS USE IS A…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1173
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1173
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: COBALT IS A STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT, AND MINIMIZING ITS USE IS A PROBLEM OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

COBALT IS A STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT ELEMENT, AND MINIMIZING ITS USE IS A PROBLEM OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. COBALT IS USED IN CEMENTED CARBIDES, PARTICULARLY TUNGSTEN CARBIDE-COBALT, WHICH ARE IN TURN USED FOR METAL CUTTING, MINING TOOLS, WIRE DRAWING DIES AND THE LIKE. IN THIS PROPOSAL, TRA SUGGESTS A NOVEL WAY TO IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF WC-CO ALLOYS, AND THUS IMPROVE THE USE LIFE OF SUCH ALLOYS IN CUTTING TOOLS, MINING TOOLS, ETC. TRA EXPECTS THAT WC-CO ALLOYS OF HIGHER HARDNESS AT A FIXED RUPTURE STRENGTH AND/OR HIGHER STRENGTH AT FIXED HARDNESS CAN BE PREPARED BY THE NOVEL PROCESS. TRA FURTHER EXPECTS THAT THE USE LIFE OF SUCH NEW MATERIALS WILL BE GROSSLY IMPROVED. THESE IMPROVEMENTS WILL OCCUR BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS: (A) THE TUNGSTEN CARBIDE WILL BE SLIGHTLY FINER GRAINED THAN IN CONVENTIONAL ALLOYS, (B) CARBON CONTENT WILL BE VERY TIGHTLY CONTROLLED, AND (C) THE COBALT WILL BE OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED.

Principal Investigator:

Guy b. alexander
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way Suite 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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