Plasma Stabilization and Control of Titanium Welding

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: A062-046-1358
Amount: $69,726.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-046
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 899, Enfield, NH, 03748
DUNS: 196519511
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nabil Elkouh
 (603) 632-4156
Business Contact
 Wm. Baschnagel
Title: Vice President - Operations
Phone: (603) 632-4156
Research Institution
The welding of titanium is of rapidly increasing importance to the Army, and this trend will accelerate as low-cost titanium becomes available. To facilitate the use of titanium in a growing set of applications, a rapid, reliable, and inexpensive joining process must be established. Gas metal arc welding is a highly desireable joining method because of high production rates and relatively low costs. However, the use of the gas metal arc welding process for the welding of titanium alloys has been principally limited by arc instability. Pulsed gas metal arc welding offers the possibility of successfully addressing arc instability, but much development work remains to optimize this process for widespread use. On this project, we will develop an innovative control system to stabilize and control the plasma in pulsed gas metal arc welding of titanium.

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