RAPIDLY SOLIDIFIED NARROW TITANIUM ALUMINIDE STRIP

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12077
Amount: $31,583.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ribbon Technology Corpon
P.o. Box 30758, Gahanna, OH, 43230
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Farrell
 Mgr. New Market Development
 (614) 864-5444
Business Contact
 LLOYD HACKMAN
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (614) 864-5444
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NASA LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER HAS DEVELOPED AN ARC SPRAY PROCESS WHICH CAN FABRICATE LAMINATED TITANIUM ALUMINIDE COMPOSITES USING TITANIUM ALUMINIDE WIRE TO FORM THE MATRIX. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT MATERIALS ADVANCE IN HIGH STRENGTH, HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES AT REDUCED WEIGHT. A MAJOR LIMITATION TO THE APPLICATION OF THIS PROCESS HAS BEENTHE BRITTLENESS OF CONVENTIONALLY FORMED TITANIUM ALUMINIDE WIRE AND ITS HIGH COST. RIBBON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION PROPOSES TO DIRECT CAST RAPIDLY SOLIDIFIED TITANIUM ALUMINIDE STRIP FOR USE IN PLACE OF WIRE TO GAIN THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES: 1. IMPROVED DUCTILITY 2. LONGER LENGTHS OF STRIP 3. IMPROVED PROCESS ECONOMICS

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