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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: A082-050-0159
Amount: $119,978.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-050
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-08-30
Small Business Information
1820 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
DUNS: 088176961
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Sebastian
 Materials Design Engineer
 (847) 328-5800
Business Contact
 Raymond Genellie, Jr.
Title: Vice President - Operations
Phone: (847) 425-8211
Research Institution
In this Phase I SBIR program, QuesTek proposes to apply its Materials by Design® 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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