Innovative Methods for Bonding Large Scale Sections of Tungsten Alloys

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,928.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F08630-01-C-0042
Award Id:
52420
Agency Tracking Number:
011MN-1667
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3292 East Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
790044130
Principal Investigator:
MarlenePlatero-AllRunner
Research Scientist
(520) 434-6375
m.platero@acmtucson.com
Business Contact:
DavidBlanchard
President
(520) 434-6360
d.blanchard@acmtucson.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This program proposes to implement fibrous monolith processing techniques for the manufacturing of large scale tungsten penetrators which incorporate orientation controlled long fiber tungsten filaments bonded with an interface consisting of metal orcarbide. It is anticipated that the use of properly controlled orientation of the cellular tungsten material will eliminate impact mushrooming effects and create an adiabatic shearing mechanism for enhanced penetration. High temperature and high pressureHot Isostatic Processing (HIP) will be used to consolidate actual components. In addition, technology developed and commercialized for fibrous monolith oil and gas drill tool bit inserts used for hard rock drilling will be incorporated into thisprogram.The development of this new fibrous monolith tungsten metal processing technology will allow for low cost production of large and complexed shaped tungsten components with enhanced properties for x-ray shielding and penetrators.

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