Fretting Wear Elimination in Gear Box Housings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5025
Agency Tracking Number: F051-129-1595
Amount: $99,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-129
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
902 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon, IN, 46052
DUNS: 174716618
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 L. Segal
 Applications Specialist
 (416) 213-9833
Business Contact
 S. Berman
Title: President
Phone: (765) 482-9802
Research Institution
'IBC Materials&Technologies'is proposing to use Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) technology to apply a hard, ductile, 100-150 micrometer (.004 - .006 in) thick coating on the bearing housing wall, to be used as anti-fretting, anti-wear, anti-corrosion protection in contact with the bearing steel surface. PEO performance is superior to conventional hard anodizing or plasma spray, is applied at temperatures under 100 degC (212 degF), using environmentally acceptable electrolytes. The microhardness is in the range of 1,800 - 2, 500 HV (microhardness Vickers)and lubricated friction is very low. The porous surface can be easily impregnated with the gear box lubricant

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