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Innovative Concepts for Lightweight Composite Sandwich Systems for Complex…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10B-050-0020
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10B-T050
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
Third Millennium Metals, LLC
110 East Emmitt Avenue Waverly, OH 45690-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Innovative Concepts for Lightweight Composite Sandwich Systems for Complex Shapes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0133
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The TM2 team proposes Alcv, an innovative Al composite material with stellar corrosion resistance, better elongation, formability, and strength performance beyond most Al alloys. High strength Al covetic is an Al alloy infused with 5% or more covalently bonded nano Carbon. TM2 coined the term"Covetic"to describe the alloy microstructure where nano C is infused into the molecular structure and serves as a covalent net that binds the Al. This material offers favorable nano tailored properties including thermal conductivity. Alcv material has synergistic properties due to the nano C infusion that produces a fine grain structure. Alcv 6061 covetic extruded lab samples have demonstrated exceptional elongation, toughness and corrosion resistance superior to the baseline Al 6061-T6. Alcv foam will be fabricated with the same technique as for commercial Al foam. Alcv foam can be fabricated because lab experiments show that when the Alcv is melted the Al and nano Carbon do not separate and thus the foam will retain the covetic corrosion resistant and thermal conductivity properties. The high specific surface area, low density and closed cell Alcv foam offers a combination of properties ideally suited for this Navy application when coupled with Alcv face sheets.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Scherer
Vice President Research
(740) 947-7186
rscherer@tmmetals.com

Business Contact:

Louis Luedtke
CEO
(937) 367-7229
lluedtke@tmmetals.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Third Millennium Metals, LLC
110 East Emmitt Avenue Waverly, OH 45690-

EIN/Tax ID: 753177130
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MISATS
1749 Northwood Drive
Troy, MI 48084-
Contact: Sid Siddiqi
Contact Phone: (248) 227-5665