MATERIAL

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4574
Amount: $56,864.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Xemet Inc
7525 Bobbyboyar Ave, Canoga Park, CA, 91304
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CHUNG-CHU WAN
 (818) 710-0550
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE NEED FOR LOW COST, HIGH PERFORMANCE, WEAR RESISTANT MATERIAL IS IDENTIFIED FOR APPLICATION TO TANK TRACKS, FORMING AND CUTTING TOOLS, BEARINGS, ETC. A NOVEL APPROACH IS PROPOSED WHICH COMPRISES A NUMBER OF DISCRETE STEPS TO PROVIDE THE DESIRED AND PROPERTIES. THESE STEPS INCLUDE; MELT SPINNING AN IRON BASE ALLOY RIBBON; PRECIPITATING A HARD STABLE PHASE IN A UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION OF HIGH LOADING; HEATTREATING THE RIBBON CONTAINING THE DISPERSED PHASE TO OPTIMIZE THE STRENGTH AND DUCTILITY OF THE MATRIX PHASE. THE RIBBON DIMENSIONS WILL BE IN THE RANGE OF 20 TO 50 MICRONS THICK AND 3 TO 6 MM WIDE. THE EVALUATION OF THE FINAL RIBBON PRODUCT WILL INVOLVE HARDNESS MEASUREMENT, DUCTILITY AND BRAZING CHARACTERISTICS. IN PHASE II THE DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS: 1. WIDE RIBBON FABRICATION; 2. COMPOSITION OPTIMIZATION; 3. WEAR CHARACTERISTIC EVALUATION; 4. SELECTED PRODUCT PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT.

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