Innovative Materials for Highly Loaded Wear Application in Arresting Gear Tailhook Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,746.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0171
Award Id:
98180
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-175-0401
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-175
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
698 SW Port Saint Lucie Blvd, Suite 105, Port Saint Lucie, FL, 34953
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114133213
Principal Investigator:
Ralph Anderson
Senior Program Manager
(561) 626-7717
andersonralden@prodigy.net
Business Contact:
Raymond Walker
Vice President
(772) 343-7575
raymwalk@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Keystone is proposing a project to demonstrate the capability of using an alternate material system and additive manufacturing for the arresting tailhook component currently made from 4330V steel. Keystone is proposing to compete a non-corrosive high-strength nickel superalloy against a high strength stainless steel for use in the forged body of the tailhook component. Further, Keystone is proposing to fabricate the tailhook using an electron beam digital digital Manufacturing system to produce the machining preform of the tailhook. Keystone proposes to manufacture samples of both alloys to establish basic mechanical property mechanical properties and to facilitate a down selection between the two alloys. After down selection, Keystone will create shop drawings to be used in the optional task for producing a full scale tailhook. Finally, Keystone will also conduct a heat treatment optimization in the optional task to assure that the properties of the new tailhook match or exceed those of the current material.

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