Thermally Stable Machine Gun Barrel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,962.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-10-C-6503
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-004-0381
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-004
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Small Business Information
North American Training Lodge Inc
41 Industrial Drive, Suite #5, Exeter, NH, 03833
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808548403
Principal Investigator:
David Buchanan
Engineering Fellow
(603) 772-5088
eod@natlnh.com
Business Contact:
William Gifford
President & CEO
(603) 772-5088
bill@natlnh.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of the proposal is to develop and demonstrate a recently developed metal treatment and combine it with alternative barrel designs. Dark Metal Technology (DMT) is a unique technology that provides a highly wear resistant and self-lubricious surface for finished steel parts in military weapons. DMT improves the performance of machine gun barrel steel by providing: • Outstanding wear resistance, high lubricity, and anti-galling without increasing hardness for both low and high grade carbon steel alloys used in machine gun components. • Maintain dimensionally stable parts, whose surface tolerances are unaffected, because there is no build up on surfaces from diffusion treatments. • A process that can be used both on new parts and field service parts as well.

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