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Innovative Methods for Bonding Large Scale Sections of Tungsten Alloys

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52420
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011MN-1667
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing
7800-A South Nogales Highway Tucson, AZ 85756-9645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Innovative Methods for Bonding Large Scale Sections of Tungsten Alloys
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-01-C-0042
Award Amount: $99,928.00
 

Abstract:

This program proposes to implement fibrous monolith processing techniques for the manufacturing of large scale tungsten penetrators which incorporate orientation controlled long fiber tungsten filaments bonded with an interface consisting of metal orcarbide. It is anticipated that the use of properly controlled orientation of the cellular tungsten material will eliminate impact mushrooming effects and create an adiabatic shearing mechanism for enhanced penetration. High temperature and high pressureHot Isostatic Processing (HIP) will be used to consolidate actual components. In addition, technology developed and commercialized for fibrous monolith oil and gas drill tool bit inserts used for hard rock drilling will be incorporated into thisprogram.The development of this new fibrous monolith tungsten metal processing technology will allow for low cost production of large and complexed shaped tungsten components with enhanced properties for x-ray shielding and penetrators.

Principal Investigator:

Marlene Platero-AllRunner
Research Scientist
5204346375
m.platero@acmtucson.com

Business Contact:

David Blanchard
President
5204346360
d.blanchard@acmtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS MANUFACTURING
3292 East Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860987860
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No