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An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing…

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing Rounds
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0077
Award Amount: $93,239.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative tungsten carbide (WC) metal matrix composite for use as a non-carcinogenic penetrator for armor piercing (AP) munitions for small arms. The objectives of this effort are to: 1) Mechanically compact the WC and binder powders, 2) Sinter the compacted powders into a fully dense composite, 3) Characterize the structure of the composite, 4) Characterize the physical properties of the composite, and 5) Produce a 5.56mm diameter, 500mm long rod with the proposed material. By successful completion of the Phase I project, a new material and processing technique, capable of producing high-performance AP penetrators, will be delivered.

Principal Investigator:

Michael McKee
Research Engineer
(775) 826-8868

Business Contact:

Faramarz Gordaninjad
President and CEO
(775) 826-8868
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV -

EIN/Tax ID: 880427860
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Alfred University
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802-
Contact: Tammara L. Raub
Contact Phone: (607) 871-2913