Alloying and Casting Furnace for Shape Memory Alloys

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$105,760.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CD65P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
114380
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
264 Main Street, Oxford, ME, 04270-3134
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
965583672
Principal Investigator:
Sasha Long
Principal Investigator
(207) 539-9638
engineering@arcastinc.com
Business Contact:
Sasha Long
Business Official
(207) 539-9638
engineering@arcastinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The concept in the proposed project is to create a melting, alloying and casting furnace for the processing titanium based SMA using cold crucible techniques. The cold crucible furnace configuration will allow the material to remain pure without ceramic contamination. By using a combination of arc melting and induction processes it will also allow the material to be fully alloyed from elemental feed stock. The complete alloying and casting process will be contained in one vacuum/atmospheric chamber reducing the introduction of oxygen in the process. The deliverable at the end of the project will be to deliver a fully developed melting, alloying and casting furnace for processing 500g melts to The Advanced Metallics Branch of NASA Glenn Research Center.

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