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Economic Alternative to Wc-Co HVOF Composition for ID Applications for Landing Gear

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2014 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Currently, the Unites States Air Force (USAF) Landing Gear community is implementing Electrolytic Hard Chrome plate (EHC) replacement for line of sight applications utilizing HVOF technology. The chemical formulations chosen for this application are WC-Co and … more

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Amorphous composite (AC) coatings are an alternative coating material to the existing High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Tungsten Carbide Cobalt and Tungsten Carbide Cobalt Chrome (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr). The… more

An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing Rounds

Company: Advanced Materials and Devices Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative tungsten carbide (WC) metal matrix composite for use as a non-carcinogenic penetrator for armor piercing (AP) munitions for small arms. The… more

HIGH STRENGTH AND TOUGHNESS TUNGSTEN CARBIDE (WC) WITH NON-COBALT (Co) MATRICES

Company: UES, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Cemented cobalt-tungsten carbide is a material with attractive properties including high hardness and fracture toughness that has found success in a wide variety of applications ranging from drilling bits to armor piercing projectiles. However, with the… more

SBIR Phase II: Microwave Heating of Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide Ceramics

Company: Ceralink Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … will include significant cost reductions for wear resistant applications. A low-cost, superior performance mechanical seal will improve efficiency, with fewer costly production shut-downs due to pump failures. RBSC provides a longer overall lifetime than tungsten … more

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2012 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Chrome plating has been utilized for Aircraft, Landing Gear, Engine and Propeller components for over half a century, and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide (WC-Co, or WC-Co-Cr) coatings are currently being utilized for chrome… more

SBIR Phase II: Functionally Graded Cemented Tungsten Carbide -- Process and Properties

Company: HEAVYSTONE LABORATORY LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop an innovative process which can transform conventional cemented tungsten carbide (WC-Co), the most widely used industrial tool material, into functionally graded cemented tungsten… more

SBIR Phase I: The Digital Spinneret

Company: Free Form Fibers Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: … fibers. While the near-term focus is on SiC fibers for turbo machinery, the technology developed will be applicable to fibers of any material where standard CVD has been successful, such as boron and boron carbide in armor and high strength-to-weight structures, tungsten… more

SBIR Phase II: Improving the Adhesion of Nanocarystalline Diamond Films to Tungsten Carbide Micro End Mills

Company: NCD Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project aims to develop a novel, commercially-viable, hybrid system that improves the adhesion of nanocrsytalline diamond (NCD) coatings to tungsten carbide (WC) cutting tools. A new hybrid system will… more

Improved Landing Gear Grinding/Finishing Methods on Hard Wear Resistant Surfaces

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Air Force is currently replacing chrome plating with High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr) coatings. These coatings require diamond wheels for finish grinding the HVOF coatings as well as… more

MWM-Array Inspection of HVOF Coated Landing Gear Components

Company: JENTEK Sensors, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 2
Abstract: … Magnetometer Array (MWM-Array) technology - including sensors, multivariate inverse methods and portable instruments. This is a critical need to support the USAF's transition from electrolytic hard chromium coatings (EHC) to the more environmentally benign tungsten… more

Amorphous Metals for Penetrator Noses and Cases

Company: INTEGRAN TECHNOLOGIES USA, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2011 / 1
Abstract: An amorphous metal matrix composite, consisting of a Ni-W (nickel-tungsten) amorphous matrix with second phase hard ceramic WC (tungsten-carbide) particles is proposed as an new class of metallic glass material. By leveraging Integran Technology USA"s expertise in the… more

SBIR Phase I: Functionally Graded Cemented Tungsten Carbide ? Process and Properties

Company: HEAVYSTONE LABORATORY LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop an innovative process to significantly enhance the manufacturability of functionally graded cemented tungsten carbide (FGM WC-Co) by utilizing a high temperature carburization… more

SBIR Phase I:Improving the Adhesion of Nanocarystalline Diamond Films to Tungsten Carbide Micro End Mills

Company: NCD Technologies Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to improve the adhesion of nanocrystalline diamond coatings to micro-scale tungsten carbide cutting tools. Nanocrystalline diamond coatings have been shown to dramatically improve the… more

Improved Landing Gear Grinding/Finishing Methods on Hard Wear Resistant Surfaces

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: The Air Force is currently replacing chrome plating with High Velocity Oxygenated Fuel (HVOF) applied tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co and WC-Co-Cr) coatings. These coatings require diamond wheels for finish grinding as well as aluminum oxide grinding wheels… more

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 2
Abstract: … hard chrome plating on high-strength steel landing gear components. The Phase I work focused on finding an HVOF coating that will be more resistant to spallation when subjected to high-bending stress loads on landing gear components, verses the current HVOF coating of Tungsten… more

Rapid Combustion Driven High Pressure Powder Compaction of Refractory Alloys and Dispersion Strengthened Composites for High Temperature Applications

Company: Utron Kinetics, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / STTR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: This Phase I STTR effort will be focused on fabricating and scientifically characterizing Mo/Re (59 Mo-41 Re), and W-25Re alloys with other alloying additions such as small % of dispersion strengthening materials such as zirconia, hafnia, tungsten carbide,… more

MWM-Array Inspection of HVOF Coated Landing Gear Components

Company: JENTEK Sensors, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2010 / 1
Abstract: Electrolytic hard chromium coatings (EHC), commonly used on high strength steel landing gear components, are being replaced by the more environmentally benign tungsten carbide-cobalt (WC-Co) coatings, applied via high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) spray method.… more

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2009 / 2
Abstract: … stripping process causes a fatigue debit, a loss of peening intensity, or covers potential cracks. Recommended FPWJ stripping parameters and booth design will also be developed during Phase II. BENEFIT: The research discovered from removing chrome plating and HVOF tungsten… more

Fused Nanocomposite Claddings for Oil and Energy Applications

Company: Mesocoat, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2009 / 1
Abstract: … are very limited in their ability to survive in deep well environments, and under the strains imposed in long, directional drill trains (which may go through 7,000 ft of water and then go an additional 15,000 ft). Fusion bonded epoxy, hard chrome, and tungsten … more

Nano Tungsten for Divertor Plates

Company: Materials Modification Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … from the development of this material. In addition, armor-piercing bullets for police use can be made from nano-tungsten material. This work will help to scale up the production of tungsten and its compounds with highly developed nano-microstructure. Nano tungsten … more

Assessment and Development of Thermal and Cold Spray Processes for Parent Metal Restoration

Company: PLASMA TECHNOLOGY, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2008 / 2
Abstract: … applicability of different metal restoration processes such as Cold gas dynamic spraying, HVOF, HVAF, CAKES and Warm Spray, to overcome the drawbacks that exist in the conventional processes. Furthermore this program will explore overlay thick coatings of Tungsten … more

STTR Phase I: Integrated Design of Nanostructured Diamond Coated Drills (for Dry Drilling of High-strength Automotive Powertrain Components)

Company: VISTA ENGINEERING, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / STTR / 2008 / 1
Abstract: … as well as coating characteristics, and these synergistic coating/tool characteristics must be solved in an integrated manner. The objective of this project is to develop the scientific tools that facilitate synergistic design of CVD diamond and cutting edges of tungsten … more

Development of Nanosteel Chrome Replacement HVOF Coatings on High Strength Steel Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide, WC-Co, WC-Co-Cr coatings have been in development for two decades for chrome replacement in aerospace applications and implemented on many components. These coatings have been limited for High Strength… more

Development of Pulse Water Strip of Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coatings and Chrome Plating on Landing Gear Components

Company: (ES3) Engineering & Software System Solu Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2007 / 1
Abstract: Chrome plating has been utilized for Landing Gear components for over half a century and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) tungsten carbide WC-Co coatings are currently being utilized for chrome replacement for aerospace applications and implemented on many… more