Lubrication Free Small Arms Weapons Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1186
Agency Tracking Number: A043-006-3501
Amount: $69,342.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-006
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
UNIVERSAL CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7825 SW Ellipse Way, Stuart, FL, 34997
DUNS: 129463886
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yancy Riddle
 Vice President of Technology
 (772) 223-6699
 yriddle@universalchemical.com
Business Contact
 Tom Dyer
Title: President
Phone: (772) 223-6699
Email: tdyer@universalchemical.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A suitable small arms weapon will be disassembled, and parts evaluated for the potential to remove and replace metal coatings with a single coating. In order for this single coating to be successful it must exhibit improved properties that decrease the overall cost of the weapon and allow the weapon to operate without wet lubrication. Universal Chemical Technologies' Inc. coating UltraCem(r), which is an electroless Ni-B coating will be evaluated for this purpose. The most severe cases of abrasive wear, sliding wear, and impact for subassemblies in the weapon will be stripped and re-coated. An accelerated battery of tests between OEM coated parts and UltraCem(r) parts will provide the data necessary to recommend UltraCem as the single coating that solves the problem stated and allows dry operation of the weapon.

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