Advanced Friction Stir Processing for Ultra-refined Microstructure Development of Aluminum 7XXX Series Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: F074-038-0086
Amount: $99,824.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T038
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-07-31
Small Business Information
1954 Halethorpe Farms Road, Suite 600, Halethorpe, MD, 21227
DUNS: 016188026
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Langan
 (410) 242-0530
Business Contact
 Timothy Langan
Title: President
Phone: (410) 242-0530
Research Institution
 Anthony Reynolds
 Byrnes Building, 5th Floor
901 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC, 29208
 (803) 777-9548
 Nonprofit college or university
Surface Treatment Technologies (ST2) has developed a high strength, weldable, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy. In addition, ST2 has developed a patent pending approach for fabricating thermally stable high strength alloys with ultra-fine grain structures. This approach allows the material to be heat treated after friction stir processing without abnormal grain growth. The ultra-fine grain structure inproves mechanical properties,corrosion resistance and formability. In the proposed program ST2 will work with the University of South Carolina to develop the friction stir processing appraoch. In addition we will also work with QuesTek to model abnormal grain growth for this process.

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