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Rapid Manufacturing of Anodes for Electroplating

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8222-20-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: F193-019-0108
Amount: $149,857.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF193-019
Solicitation Number: 19.3
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-03-31
Small Business Information
2904 Westcorp Blvd Suite 210
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 832864370
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Chando
 Lead Mechanical Engineer
 (256) 319-2026
Business Contact
 Billy Todd
Phone: (256) 319-2026
Research Institution

The Air Force is in need of a method to rapidly manufacture lead-based anodes for electroplating. Despite the rapid commercialization of additive manufacturing technology, there is a gap in the ability to additively manufacture lead components. To address these gaps, IERUS and our partner, the University of Alabama, will investigate the use of additive friction stir deposition. During Phase I, the process will be optimized to rapidly deposit lead based alloys directly onto steel and copper core materials. The team will leverage previous experience in processing several different materials and an existing library of parameters and resulting material properties, providing a set of benchmarks for rating deposition quality.

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