Cost-Breakthrough Titanium Production as a Commodity Metal

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$840,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DASG60-02-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0796
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Vartech, Inc.
2300 N. Yellowstone Highway High Bay #5, Idaho Falls, ID, 83401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
825949894
Principal Investigator:
Lynn Lundberg
(208) 523-1026
lblundberg@aol.com
Business Contact:
Dominic Varacalle
(208) 523-1026
djv@srv.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Vartech proposes a technically aggressive program for direct manufacture of titanium and titanium alloys at very low cost and high energy efficiency. The Phase II program will: (a) optimize the process, (b) prepare both "inexpensive" bulk titanium alloys,and high performance alloys, and (c ) apply the titanium alloys produced to BMDO/DOD and commercial systems. A vertical furnace reactor will be designed and fabricated to produce adequate quantities of titanium for product testing and manufacture, and toobtain thermodynamic process data for further scale-up and cost estimations. The process will be extended to important Ti and related refractory metal alloys powders. Ti alloy powders will be tested for powder metallurgy fabrication, plasma spraycoatings, and additive laser sintering direct part manufacture.

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