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Engineered Alloy Structures by Friction Stir Reaction Processing

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX17CM62P
Agency Tracking Number: 175519
Amount: $125,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-12-08
Small Business Information
1739 North Case Street
Orange, CA 92865-4211
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Edward Chen
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 283-2118
Business Contact
 Edward Chen
Title: Business Official
Phone: (714) 283-2118
Research Institution

This SBIR Phase I effort examines the feasibility of an innovative surface modification technology incorporating friction stir reaction processing for producing engineered alloy structures, or conventional parts with strategically enhanced locations for wear, environmental, and/or creep-fatigue resistance. Friction stir reaction processing is an emerging microstructural modification technique based on the solid state friction stir welding and friction stir processing. It can be applied to enhance the microstructure-properties of the parent material through the introduction of nano-particles into the "weld" thus improve the damage tolerance capabilities of the reinforced region. This separate step allows high value parts to have tailored microstructure-properties based on component region-specific requirements, as opposed to one set of microstructure-properties fits all as a compromise.

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