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Near-Net Shape Lightweight Titanium Wheeled Hubs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N133-147-0003
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N133-147
Solicitation Number:
2013.3
Small Business Information
Summit Materials, LLC
1274 Oakridge Road Pittsburgh, PA 15057-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Near-Net Shape Lightweight Titanium Wheeled Hubs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-14-C-6522
Award Amount: $79,932.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of the proposed program is to use advance manufacturing processes, to form near-net shaped (NNS) titanium wheeled hubs for tactical vehicles. Three manufacturing routes will be investigated including casting and two powder metallurgy processes based on Summit Materials Shaped Hot Isostatic Pressed Process (SHIP2). Physical work will be accompanied by numerical analysis of both the manufacturing processes as well as the actual component structure in use to ensure acceptable design and economic advantages. The projected 40% weight savings will exceed the stated 35% goal of the project. By combining the proposed material and manufacturing processes, this projects advantages include: (1) improved strength-to-weight ratio, (2) manufacturability consistency, (3) superb corrosion resistance, (4) increased maintainability, (5) improved costs, and (6) consistent availability.

Principal Investigator:

Fred Yolton
CTO
(724) 759-0194
fred.yolton@summitmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Eric Bono
President
(412) 260-8048
eric.bono@summitmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Summit Materials, LLC
1274 Oakridge Road Pittsburgh, PA 15057-

EIN/Tax ID: 270497585
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No