High Speed Forging of Titanium Components with Microstructural Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-M-5501
Agency Tracking Number: F031-0032
Amount: $99,530.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1458 S. E. Ocean Lane, Port St. Lucie, FL, 34983
Duns: 114133213
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bryant Walker
 (772) 283-3502
Business Contact
 Bryant Walker
Title: President
Phone: (772) 283-3502
Email: Bryant@Keystonehq.com
Research Institution
This program will demonstrate the engineering, manufacturing and economic feasibility of high speed conversion of alpha-beta titanium alloys to a homogeneous, fine grain, equiaxed alph-beta microstructure. When fully developed this newly discoveredmaterial conversion process will enable lower cost forgings with improved ultrasonic inspectability for titanium base superalloys. The benefits of successful implementation of this forging technology include the following: 1)Improved ultrasonicinspectability, 2) Improved material forgability, and 3)the ability to produce lower cost forgings with improved engineering properties. These benefits will directly apply to the aerospace OEM's and their end users the DoD and commercial airline companiesaround the world.

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