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WHISKER-REINFORCED CERAMIC CUTTING TOOL FOR TITANIUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9421
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9421
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc.
317 West Forsyth St. Jacksonville, FL 32202-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: WHISKER-REINFORCED CERAMIC CUTTING TOOL FOR TITANIUM AND TITANIUM ALLOYS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $53,610.00
 

Abstract:

BASED UPON THERMODYNAMIC DATA AND EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS, AMI HAS DETERMINED THAT ZIRCONIUM DIBORIDE IS ONE OF THE FEW CERAMIC MATERIALS THAT IS CHEMICALLY COMPATIBLE WITH TITANIUM METAL AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. THEREFORE, THIS CERAMIC MATERIAL, REINFORCED WITH SUITABLE CERAMIC WHISKERS, SHOULD BE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE TO REPLACE TUNGSTEN CARBIDE AS A MACHINE TOOL INSERT FOR MACHINING TITANIUM ALLOYS. AMI WOULD USE ITS EXPERIENCE IN WHISKER-REINFORCED CERAMIC COMPOSITES AND ITS UNIQUE LABORATORY FACILITIES TO OPTIMIZE A WHISKER-REINFORCED ZIRCONIUM DIBORIDE COMPOSITE FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WOULD INCLUDE MATERIAL SELECTION, COMPOSITE PREPARATION, COMPOSITE EVALUATION, MACHINING TESTS, AND POST-MACHINING COMPOSITE ANALYSIS. SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT WOULD RESULT IN A SIGNIFICIANT REDUCTION IN THE COST OF MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert H Krabill
6156911804

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

American Matrix Inc
Po Box 23556 - 118 Sherlake Dr Knoxville, TN 37933

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