SBIR Phase I: Reinforcement of Lightweight Material Castings with Dissimilar Metals

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637532
Agency Tracking Number:
0637532
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MI
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
Hans Tech
3120 Bowfield Way, Suite#3350, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
627376200
Principal Investigator
 Clause Xu
 PhD
 (765) 413-6008
 clausexu@hanstek.net
Business Contact
 Clause Xu
Title: PhD
Phone: (765) 413-6008
Email: clausexu@hanstek.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will utlize ultrasonic vibrations during pouring of molten metal around a reinforcement insert placed in a mold and during solidification of the composite casting. The proposed processing route will help develop a defect-free metallurgical bond between two dissimilar metals. The proposed technology can be applied to reinforcing lightweight castings including aluminum and magnesium; thereby replacing iron and steel components for automotive, aviation, and defense applications. The use of this technology, therefore, has the potential to contribute to significant energy savings, cost savings, and emission control.

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