Electro-polishing with a Strippable Coating for Cleaning Titanium and Aluminum Prior to Welding or Brazing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8103-06-C-0171
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-326-1212
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-326
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
ADA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Amanda Kimball
Research Engineer
(303) 792-5615
amandak@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Clifton Brown, Jr.
President
(303) 792-5615
cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ADA Technologies Inc. has developed an electrochemical strippable coating technology for the removal of radioactive contaminants from conductive surfaces. The proposed three-phase SBIR project would apply this electrochemical technology to cleaning surfaces prior to welding or brazing. The process will eliminate grease, dirt, and rust from conductive surfaces using electro-polishing techniques. Once the strippable coating fully cures the material along with the contaminants can be stripped off of the surface, leaving only a clean uniform surface behind. The remaining waste is a plastic film which can be disposed in standard municipal garbage or possibly recycled. During the Phase I portion of this three-phase SBIR project, ADA will clean titanium plates using standard pickling methods and the electrochemical strip-coat method. The surface of the coupons will then be analyzed for cleanliness using SEM and post-weld strength using tensile tests.

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