Design and Development of a New Titanium Alloy with Improved Near-Net-Shape Formability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,979.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-050-0159
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
088176961
Principal Investigator:
Jason Sebastian
Materials Design Engineer
(847) 328-5800
jsebastian@questek.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Genellie, Jr.
Vice President - Operations
(847) 425-8211
rgenellie@questek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR program, QuesTek proposes to apply its Materials by Designr technology to the design and development of a new castable titanium alloy. Microstructural concepts for the alloy design will focus on improved castability (near-net-shape formability), improved mechanical strength (including fatigue strength), and lower cost relative to the existing aerospace-grade Ti-6Al-4V alloy. QuesTek intends to complete the design and demonstrate the alloy at prototype casting scale. Using cast Ti-6Al-4V as a baseline (one of the so-called "α/β" titanium alloys), the aim is to demonstrate the feasibility of creating a castable alloy, exploring design space that incorporates lower cost alloying components (e.g., Si or Fe instead of V). In addition, the sensitivity of the alloy's design to the elevated impurity levels encountered in non-aerospace-grade stock materials will also be examined.

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