BEARING COATING DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$49,845.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
10224
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp
Patriots Pk, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr James K Hiryonen
 (617) 275-6000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SPIRE HAS DEVELOPED EXTREMELY ADHERENT HARD COATINGS CAPABLE OF BEING DEPOSITED AT LOW SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURES (LESS THAN 100 DEG C). THEY INCLUDE DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS (DLCS) AND ION BEAM ASSISTED COATINGS OF SILICON NITRIDE, BORON NITRIDE, AND TITANIUM NITRIDE USING SIMULTANEOUS NITROGEN ION BOMBARDMENT AND VACUUM DEPOSITION OF SILICON, BORON, OR TITANIUM. THIS PROCESS RETAINS MANY OF THE ADVANTAGES OF ION IMPLANTATION (SUPERIOR ADHESION) WHILE OVERCOMING IMPLANT THICKNESS LIMITATIONS AND ALLOWING LOWER PROCESSING COSTS. THESE COATINGS HAVE SHOWN DESIRABLE TRIBOLOGICAL AND CORROSION RESISTANCE PROPERTIES WHICH MAKE THEM IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR PROTECTING CRITICAL DOD BEARINGS. SPIRE'S EXPERIENCE WITH ION BEAM TREATING BEARINGS FOR A NAVY MANTECH PROGRAM UNIQUELY QUALIFIES IT TO APPLY THIS NEW COATING PROCESS TO BEARINGS.

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