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Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79189
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-326-0273
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES CO.LLC
3812 April Lane Columbus, OH 43227 3358
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8103-06-C-0170
Award Amount: $96,608.00
 

Abstract:

The first critical step in welding or brazing is cleaning to remove surface contamination. The Air Force has a need for an environmentally cleaning method that has no waste stream, minimal requirements of personal safety protection, and does not impact component integrity. The Arc Scrubber is an emerging non-chemical cleaning technology that utilizes and electrical arc to remove surface contamination. The technology, commonly referred to as thermionic cleaning, is believed to offer an environmentally friendly cleaning alternative to conventional chemical cleaning methods. The technology is hand held and user friendly and can be used in the weld both immediately prior to welding or brazing. This project will evaluate the technology as it applies to titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel. A systemic approach will be used understand critical process parameters, determine the waste stream, measure cleanliness, and assess process consistency. The objective of this project is to demonstrate the Arc Scrubber as an environmentally friendly cleaning method for titanium welding and brazing that would eliminate the need for chemical or dry cleaning methods.

Principal Investigator:

James Reynolds
Senior Engineer
6145706079
jim.reynolds@applicationstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

James Reynolds
President
6145706079
jim.reynolds@applicationstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES CO.LLC
3818 April Lane Columbus, OH 43227

EIN/Tax ID: 770599255
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No