Corrosion Resistant Squeeze Cast Net Shape Magnesium Composite Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$120,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-05-C-1228
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-013-3173
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Sion Pickard
Senior Scientist
(520) 574-1980
pickards@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
James Withers
Chief Executive Officer
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I Innovation research program, MER will develop light weight, high strength and high stiffness magnesium matrix composites in the form of sub scale prototype parts for mortar applications. Strategies will be developed to minimize potential galvanic corrosion, using selected high strength fillers and high purity level alloys. Net shape parts with volume loading of filler ranging from 20-75% will be constituted from particulate and fiber including carbon fiber, alumina and SiC by low cost squeeze casting. Specific composite formulation will be chosen based on army input of strength and stiffness requirements in the field. Phase I will prove feasibility of light weight magnesium matrix composite parts with high strength, stiffness and corrosion resistance.

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