Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-08-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-047-2568
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Jun Nable
Research Scientist
(216) 404-0053
jnable@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
President
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase II SBIR program will develop a domestic capability for the scalable production of nanocrystalline tungsten powders suitable for the production of tungsten penetrators. reducing tunsten grain size to the nanoscale changes the high strain rate deformation properties of tungsten metal to be more favorable for penetrating steel enablng low toxicity tungsten metal to be substituted for depeleted uranium without a performance degredation. A critical need in enablng the use of tungsen metal is to establsh a reliable domenstic source for the starting raw materials. This phase II program will mature fluidized bed fast-reduction process for producing nanotunsten powder by demonstrating product quality, consistency, and process scale-ability. The final objective of the program is to achieve a demostated processing capability suitable for 1 ton/month pilot production of nanotungsten powder.

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