Advanced Cermet Liner for Reduced Wear and Contamination in Plain Airframe Bearings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0260
Agency Tracking Number: N131-016-0306
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-016
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
OH, Euclid, OH, 44117-1242
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Grogan
 Research Engineer
 (216) 404-0053
 mgrogan@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
In this proposed Phase I Project, Powdermet will develop a low cost solution to contamination issues currently involved in spherical plain airframe bearings. The proposed solution will utilize an advanced low friction cermet. This material will be capable for application as a powder coating or consolidated and adhered inner cylinder for use as the bearing"s self-lubricating liner. The material will exhibit state of the art contamination resistance while minimizing additional friction or cost. Additionally, the material will not increase initial torque on the system nor operating temperature. The result will be a bearing system with increased lifetime compared to current technologies.

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