STRE MADE VIA A RAPID SOLIDIFICATION POWER PROCESS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$64,906.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
213
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Marko Materials Inc.
144 Rangeway Road, North Billerica, MA, 01862
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Ranjan Ray
(617) 663-2210
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TITANIUM ALLOYS WITH IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPABILITIES ARE OF STRONG INTEREST TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE FOR POTENTIAL MILITARY APPLICATIONS. RAPID SOLIDIFICATION TECHNOLOGY (RST) OFFERS EXCELLENT PROSPECTS FOR CREATION OF NEW STRUCTURAL ALLOYS WITH SUPERIOR PROPERTIES NOT ACHIEVABLE BY CONVENTIONAL METALLURGY. MARKO MATERIALS UNDER THE PROPOSED PHASE I INVESTIGATION INTENDS TO DEVELOP A NEW METHOD BASED ON MELT-SPINNING FOR MANUFACTURING POWDERS OF DIFFICULT-TO-PROCESS TITANIUM ALLOYS. USING THIS PROCESS, MARKO WOULD EXPLORE NEW TITANIUM ALLOYS WITH GOALS TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES VIA THE DISPERSION HARDENING EFFECTS OF TITANIUM BORIDE PHASES. CONVENTIONAL ALPHA AND ALPHA-BETA ALLOYS MODIFIED WITH 1-2 PERCENT BORON WILL BE RAPIDLY SOLIDIFIED INTO METASTABLE PHASES. UPON DECOMPOSITION OF AS-SOLIDIFIED PHASES AT HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING CONSOLIDATION PROCESSING, A THERMALLY STABLE DISPERION OF BORIDE PHASEES IN A FINE GRAINED MATRIX WILL BE GENERATED. SUCH MICROSTRUCTURES WILL LEAD TO IMPROVED TENSILE, CREEP, AND FATIGUE PROPERTIES AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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