Environmentally Friendly Cleaning for Titanium Welds and Brazing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,646.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8103-06-C-0172
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-326-1490
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-326
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
QUEST INTEGRATED, INC.
1012 Central Avenue South, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967025214
Principal Investigator:
Robert McCullough
Chief Technology Officer
(253) 872-9500
robm@qi2.com
Business Contact:
Milton Altenberg
CEO
(253) 872-9500
miltona@qi2.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a novel laser assisted cryogenic jet cleaning process. Current laser based processes can result in subsurface damage. Our proposed process will integrate a high-pressure cryogenic jet of liquid nitrogen into the laser cleaning process. The objective of the research is to demonstrate the synergistic effects of the laser/cryojet process to commercial applications including not only cleaning for weld preparation, but also possibly machining of exotic materials such as semiconductors or glassy materials, as well as for coatings removal. In Phase I, we propose to demonstrate several key physical principles that will justify the development of a prototype system in Phase II. This research may have broad applications in the areas of advanced materials research, development and processing beyond our identified specific target applications.

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