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Metal Passivization to Resist Corrosion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64928
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1480
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISOTEK, INC.
11700 Belden Court Livonia, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Metal Passivization to Resist Corrosion
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-05-C-4156
Award Amount: $715,613.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy currently desires to extend drydocking cycles to 8 years. In order to do this, corrosion must be controlled and mitigated because it is the driving factor behind drydocking requirements. The proposed technology aims to significantly enhance localized corrosion resistance of contained areas of newly built ship structures as well as repair of used vessels. Localized corrosion of painted steel structures often initiates from manufacturing or maintenance irregularities associated with metal joining, cutting or extreme forming. The objective of this project is to develop a special scanning optics that performs metal passivization using laser cleaning, laser cladding and painting of weld zones in one operation. The primary applications will be derived once applicable standards and regulations are determined. The laser cleaning is a dry process complying with environmental regulations. The laser cladding and epoxy granulate based painting result in uniform and long lasting metal passivization. Together with advanced process development and qualification, this will lead to a portable system for use in any U.S. shipyard.

Principal Investigator:

Stefan Heinemann
Chief Technical Officer
7344530775
sheinemann@visotekinc.com

Business Contact:

Sheila Jensen
President/CEO
7344530775
sjensen@visotekinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VISOTEK, INC.
46025 Port Street Plymouth, MI 48170

EIN/Tax ID: 383578671
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No