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Innovative High Strength Nanostructured Aluminum-Based Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97563
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-028-1413
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-028
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative High Strength Nanostructured Aluminum-Based Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0017
Award Amount: $119,997.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR Program will demonstrate and help mature the use of mechanical alloyed, thermally stable nanocrystalline aluminum alloys produced by extrusion and roll Processing. These nano strengthened alloys are sensitive to manufacturing processes, but offer the potential for thermally stable nanocomposite aluminum alloys showing a 100% increase in strength over current aluminum alloys, while retaining up to 8% ductility and being thermally sable to 350C. This program will investigate ductility and toughness optimization in PM aluminum-lithium nano composites using the ductile phase toughening approach developed over the past 5 years. With ductile phase toughening, ductility and toughness in high strength alloys is enabled by adding back coarse (micron-scale) grained aluminum particles with the mechanically alloyed aluminum composite material, to provide a strong 140ksi+ material with improved ductility over standard high strength nano aluminum alloys.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Doud
President/CEO
2164040053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
Engineering Manager
2164040053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH 44117

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No