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Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Electroplating for Threaded Fasteners/Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8571-19-C-A004
Agency Tracking Number: F081-101-0017
Amount: $2,999,878.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-101
Solicitation Number: 08.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-01
Small Business Information
550 West C Street, Suite 1630
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
DUNS: 127283500
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jay Randolph
 Director, Georgia Technical Operations Center
 (478) 225-8402
Business Contact
 Doug Wiser
Phone: (801) 928-2769
Research Institution

The DoD uses cadmium and chrome plating and removal processes on aircraft, engine, and landing gear components; however, these processes present significant health risks and cost. Cadmium, a carcinogen is targeted for removal from the workplace by the Environmental Protection Agency and is currently subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Hexavalent chromium is also a carcinogen as defined by the Department of Labor 29 CFR 1910.1200. This STTP effort combines four SBIR technologies for the elimination of cadmium and hexavalent chromium into an integrated process for repair and overhaul of aircraft components: 1- Pulse Automated Water Strip System, STTP 2010-26, SBIR Topic AF071-317; 2- Amorphous Composite HVOF, STTP 2010-27, SBIR Topic AF071-322; 3- Novel Cooling and Temperature Monitoring System, STTP 2010-28, SBIR Topic AF071-121; and 4- Low Hydrogen Embrittling Alkaline Zinc-Nickel, STTP 2010-29, SBIR Topic AF081-101. ES3 will identify candidate components for evaluating the four integrated processes; conduct an engineering requirement review to identify any additional testing requirements and execute the selected tests, support USAF program offices through the Engineering Requirements Review and Configuration Control Board process to secure approval for dem/val testing and in-service field evaluations/Tech data.

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