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High Strength Alpha-Beta Worked Titanium Casting Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A082-050-1257
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-050
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-04-30
Small Business Information
1963 North Main Street
Orange, CA 92865
United States
DUNS: 621604128
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Edward Chen
 (714) 283-2118
Business Contact
 Edward Chen
Title: President
Phone: (714) 283-2118
Research Institution

This SBIR Phase I effort proposes to exploit the tremendous benefits offered by titanium alloys and castings through the evaluation and development of a high strength, lightweight alpha-beta worked Ti casting technology. Such a casting alloy can be applied to fabricate lightweight structures for U.S. Army weapon systems in order to reduce cost and/or weight versus current alloys and/or fabrication routes. The purpose of applying a higher strength-low weight Ti alloy versus Ti-6-4 is to allow direct conversion of these forged components to Ti castings without sacrificing strength or increasing weight. The potential performance and cost benefits of such a technical development have already been confirmed for aerospace applications, but still need to be developed as a lower-cost grade and demonstrated for Army applications such as lightweight howitzers.

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