Plasma Stabilization and Control of Titanium Welding

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,726.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-07-C-0029
Award Id:
77259
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-046-1358
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 899, Enfield, NH, 03748
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
196519511
Principal Investigator:
Nabil Elkouh
President
(603) 632-4156
nabil.elkouh@erigotech.com
Business Contact:
Wm. Baschnagel
Vice President - Operations
(603) 632-4156
bill.baschnagel@erigotech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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