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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0637532
Agency Tracking Number: 0637532
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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
DUNS: 627376200
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Clause Xu
 (765) 413-6008
Business Contact
 Clause Xu
Title: PhD
Phone: (765) 413-6008
Research Institution
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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