Thermally Stable Machine Gun Barrel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-6503
Agency Tracking Number: N091-004-0381
Amount: $99,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
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
DUNS: 808548403
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Buchanan
 Engineering Fellow
 (603) 772-5088
 eod@natlnh.com
Business Contact
 William Gifford
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (603) 772-5088
Email: 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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