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Development of Irregular Gas-Atomized Powder for MIM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28698
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28698
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultrafine Power Technology,
500 Park East Drive Woonsocket, RI 02895
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Development of Irregular Gas-Atomized Powder for MIM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Metal Injection Molding (MIM) partsmakers have indicated that the use of alloy metal powders currently available results in unacceptable distortion of large aspect ratio parts. This is attributed to the low "brown" strength of debound parts made with spherical gas atomized powder. This proposal will explore a solution to the problem: the creation of irregular gas atomized powder. It outlines three alternative approaches. The first is the modification of powder shape by milling subsequent to atomization. The second and third approaches are proprietary techniques for producing irregular powder during gas atomization. Irregular powders will be evaluated by injection molding a selected high aspect ratio part, and measuring the distortion following debinding and sintering.

Principal Investigator:

Charles P. Ashdown
4017695600

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultrafine Power Technology,
500 Park East Drive Woonsocket, RI 02895

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