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Optimized Corrosion Resistant Bearing and Gear Steel Thermal Processing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92659
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-117-0107
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optimized Corrosion Resistant Bearing and Gear Steel Thermal Processing
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0227
Award Amount: $79,964.00
 

Abstract:

High performance mechanical systems such as bearing and gears in advanced gas turbine engines for the Joint Strike Fighter(JSF) are required to operate at ever increasing speeds, temperature and loads. An advanced high temperature case hardened bearing steel Pyrowear 675 has been developed for these applications. The basic mechanical properties and desired microstructure can be achieved by conventional carburizing techniques but corrosion resistance is not substantially better than conventional bearing steels like M50 and 440C. UES proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an innovative technology that will allow Pyrowear 675 to be thermally processed to provide enhanced corrosion resistance while maintaining required mechanical properties and microstructure. The thermally processed Pyrowear 675 will be characterized for mechanical and physical properties. The thermal process will be optimized for processing of full scale bearings and gears in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Hitesh Trivedi
Research Scientist
9372556400
Hitesh.Trivedi@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Bryce Skinn
Business Relations Manage
9374266900
bskinn@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No