Near-Net Shape Lightweight Titanium Wheeled Hubs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,932.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-14-C-6522
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N133-147-0003
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N133-147
Solicitation Number:
2013.3
Small Business Information
1274 Oakridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15057-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
832116557
Principal Investigator:
Fred Yolton
CTO
(724) 759-0194
fred.yolton@summitmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Eric Bono
President
(412) 260-8048
eric.bono@summitmaterials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of the proposed program is to use advance manufacturing processes, to form near-net shaped (NNS) titanium wheeled hubs for tactical vehicles. Three manufacturing routes will be investigated including casting and two powder metallurgy processes based on Summit Materials Shaped Hot Isostatic Pressed Process (SHIP2). Physical work will be accompanied by numerical analysis of both the manufacturing processes as well as the actual component structure in use to ensure acceptable design and economic advantages. The projected 40% weight savings will exceed the stated 35% goal of the project. By combining the proposed material and manufacturing processes, this projects advantages include: (1) improved strength-to-weight ratio, (2) manufacturability consistency, (3) superb corrosion resistance, (4) increased maintainability, (5) improved costs, and (6) consistent availability.

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