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
Award Id:
98013
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-004-0381
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-004
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
41 Industrial Drive, Suite #5, Exeter, NH, 03833
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
808548403
Principal Investigator:
DavidBuchanan
Engineering Fellow
(603) 772-5088
eod@natlnh.com
Business Contact:
WilliamGifford
President & CEO
(603) 772-5088
bill@natlnh.com
Research Institute:
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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