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Accumulative Roll Bonding of Ultrahigh Strength Light Alloys

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-060-1892
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-060
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Accumulative Roll Bonding of Ultrahigh Strength Light Alloys
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0021
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase I SBIR project will conduct exploratory development of scalable manufacturing processes for producing high strength lightweight metals. This Phase I SBIR program will extend work and significant prior investment that Powdermet has carried out in the nanocomposite and syntactic composite aluminum system, and in this program we will utilize recent developments in nanocrystalline magnesium alloys, along with large scale mill equipment purchased and installed by Powdermet to produce 12"X 12"plates using a series of processing schemes. The base approach to be taken in this Phase I program will be to try and validate the exploratory work done on milled, Mg-2Y-1Zn alloys by Koch et al, which demonstrated over 2GPa hardnesses in mechanically alloyed Mg-2Y-1Zn alloys that were hot pressed at 180 degrees C to develop long range order. The long period superlattice phase proposed by Inoue in rapidly solidified Mg-Y-Zn alloy powders, combined with the nanocrystalline grains size derived from the mechanical alloying process at North Carolina State University, are believed to be the underlying strengthening mechanisms resulting in the high strength. This program will focus entirely on the magnesium alloys during Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Doud
Engineering Manager
(216) 404-0053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
President/CEO
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No