INTEGRATED COMPOSITE FLOW CASTING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11534
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thompson Aluminum Casting Co
4850 Chaincraft Rd, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R A Thomas
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DEVELOP A METHOD AND APPARATUS TO HOT SQUEEZE CAST A HOMOGENOUS MAGNESIUM AND DISCONTINUOUS FIBER OR ALUMINUM AND DISCONTINUOUS FIBER METAL MATRIX COMPONENT. A GENERIC TEST BAR OR MECHANISM WILL BE DEVELOPED TO TEST SEPARATELY CAST SPECIMENS TO CORRELATE TEST DATA. PHASE I WILL CONSISTOF FABRICATION OF THE GENERIC TEST BAR MECHANISM WITH A FIXED FIBER FRACTION AT VARIOUS SQUEEZE PRESSURES. PHASE II WILL CONSIST OF FABRICATING A FULL SCALE COMPONENT USING THE INTEGRATED COMPOSITE FLOW CAST SYSTEM. THE TEST DEVICE FABRICATED IN PHASE I WILL BE USED TO CORRELATE TEST DATA WHERE TEST BARS CAN'T BE EXTRACTED PRACTICALLY FROM THE FULLSCALE COMPOSITE COMPONENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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