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Innovative Materials for Highly Loaded Wear Application in Arresting Gear…

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-175
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc.
664 NW Enterprise Drive Suite 118 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Materials for Highly Loaded Wear Application in Arresting Gear Tailhook Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0171
Award Amount: $79,746.00


Keystone is proposing a project to demonstrate the capability of using an alternate material system and additive manufacturing for the arresting tailhook component currently made from 4330V steel. Keystone is proposing to compete a non-corrosive high-strength nickel superalloy against a high strength stainless steel for use in the forged body of the tailhook component. Further, Keystone is proposing to fabricate the tailhook using an electron beam digital digital Manufacturing system to produce the machining preform of the tailhook. Keystone proposes to manufacture samples of both alloys to establish basic mechanical property mechanical properties and to facilitate a down selection between the two alloys. After down selection, Keystone will create shop drawings to be used in the optional task for producing a full scale tailhook. Finally, Keystone will also conduct a heat treatment optimization in the optional task to assure that the properties of the new tailhook match or exceed those of the current material.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph Anderson
Senior Program Manager

Business Contact:

Raymond Walker
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc.
698 SW Port Saint Lucie Blvd Suite 105 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34953

EIN/Tax ID: 651136876
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No