Low Cost and Scalable Systems for Synthesizing Tungsten Nanopowders

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0020
Agency Tracking Number: A052-047-2568
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-047
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jun Nable
 Research Scientist
 (216) 404-0053
 jnable@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: 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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