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:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hans Tech
3120 Bowfield Way, Suite#3350, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627376200
Principal Investigator:
Clause Xu
PhD
(765) 413-6008
clausexu@hanstek.net
Business Contact:
Clause Xu
PhD
(765) 413-6008
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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