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Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82298
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-320-0030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
(ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu
550 West C Street, Suite 1630 San Diego, CA 92101-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-07-C-0049
Award Amount: $99,837.00
 

Abstract:

Landing gear components utilize steels with tensile strengths above 280 KSI. Components manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform successfully in service. Cadmium has been the baseline coating for such components for decades. The problems with cadmium, a known carcinogen, create occupational safety and health (OSH) risks; raising maintenance costs throughout the life of all cadmium plated parts. In Phase I of this project, ES3 will investigate a promising alkaline Zn-Ni coating process, and conduct the research and development work necessary for USAF landing gear usage, such as developing paint adhesion and torque-tension relationships. Additionally, several production features (such as tank chemistry, and hydrogen embrittlement test methods) will be investigated for future utilization in a DoD depot or commercial production environment.

Principal Investigator:

Craig Edwards
Director, Aircraft Systems
8019261150
craig.edwards@es3inc.com

Business Contact:

Clint Forrest
Manager, Landing Gear Systems
8019261150
clint.forrest@es3inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

(ES3) ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE SYSTEM SOLUTION, INC
990 Highland Drive, Suite 212P Solana Beach, CA 92075

EIN/Tax ID: 330976413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No