Optimized Corrosion Resistant Bearing and Gear Steel Thermal Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,935.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0410
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-117-0922
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
IBC MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGIES
902 Hendricks Drive, Lebanon, IN, 46052
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
174716618
Principal Investigator:
Solomon Berman
President
(765) 482-9802
sb@ibccoatings.com
Business Contact:
Norm Gayda
Director of Operations
(765) 482-9802
norm@ibccoatings.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Pyrowearr 675 is noted as a high performance bearing material used in turbine engine and other higher temperature applications. The mechanical properties and stability necessary for these applications is achieved via carburizing by design. The carbides that form to provide the hot hardness and desired mechanical properties for bearing service are at the expense of corrosion resistance. As the carbides form during carburizing, the alloying elements responsible for much of the corrosion resistance are removed from solution. When the alloying elements are tied up in carbide phases, the corrosion protection is drastically reduced. With the current thermal processing methods, the corrosion protection cannot be maintained when the hardness requirements are met. IBC Materials and Technologies will develop innovative thermal processing technologies based on solution nitriding and a vacuum carburizing with post-low temperature ion plasma nitrocarburizing. This solution will achieve an expanded S-phase austenite (S-phase) in the Pyrowearr 675, leading to superior hardness and corrosion resistance of the bearings and gears.

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