Fabrication of High-Strength, Lightweight Metals for Armor and Structural Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A102-060-0402
Amount: $69,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-060
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
11228 Lemen Road, Suite A, Whitmore Lake, MI, -
DUNS: 604747449
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Segal
 Chief Technical Officer
 (734) 786-3454
Business Contact
 Phil Young
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (734) 786-3454
Email: pyoung@uimedical.com
Research Institution
The project will develop a new processing technology of equal-channel angular extrusion (ECAE) providing semi-continuous multipass ECAE without necessity for billet cleaning, reshaping and preheating between passes. This approach turns ECAE into an effective operation that can be applied at large metallurgical scale and to massive production. Followed rolling, low-cost bulk products such as plates and sheets with ultra-fine grained and nano structures having superior properties are fabricated for different applications. Particular applications are high strength aluminum alloy armor plates and rolled products for precision forging, panel forming, superplastic forming and deep drawing in defence, aerospace, automotive and others industries.

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