Light Weight High Stiffness Materials for Berylium Replacement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number: 99-552
Amount: $749,966.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
9960 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit A, Sun Valley, CA, 91352
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dean Baker
 Engineering Manager
 (818) 768-6420
 powdermetinc@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (818) 768-6420
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The replacement of Berylium, for toxicity reasons, is an issue facing Europe and the US. Berylium is a popular engineering material because of it light weight and high stiffness. The Phase II program being proposed is one capatlizing on the Phase I effortin achieving light weight materials with Moduli in excess of 26 million on high volume reinforced SiC with an Al matrix. Also in development is other light weight, high stiffness materials with even higher moduli. This Phase II program represents theclassic BMDO investment- a small company with an emerging technology, teamed with experienced and committed industrial partners with current access to multi-million dollars markets and applications, developing a need product for the global market today.The successful completion of this program will enable Powdermet to aid the BMDO EKV program and develop high volume reinforced composites with significant market opportunity. There are several aerospace and commercial areas targeted, which include and arenot limited to golf clubs, hard disk drives, and aerospace structures.

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