Direct Digital Fabrication and Characterization of New Low Cost Titanium Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: N122-123-0787
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N122-123
Solitcitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, -
Duns: 147518286
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Storm
 Senior Vice-President
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 James Withers
Title: C.E.O.
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this Phase I program, MER will work with Prof. James Williams of Ohio State University (OSU) to identify and fabricate new titanium alloys of interest to the Navy. The alloys will be fabricated using a low cost DDM process in place at MER which utilizes a plasma transferred arc welding torch as the heat source. The mechanical properties and microstructure of these new alloys will be characterized. This program will be expanded in Phase II to include a modeling based approach to further identify the optimum alloys and address the qualification of the new alloys. MER will also produce the alloys in Phase II using a very low cost powder route which has the potential to produce titanium alloy components for

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