Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,837.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8201-07-C-0049
Award Id:
82298
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-320-0030
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
990 Highland Drive, Suite 212P, Solana Beach, CA, 92075
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
127283500
Principal Investigator:
Craig Edwards
Director, Aircraft Systems
(801) 926-1150
craig.edwards@es3inc.com
Business Contact:
Clint Forrest
Manager, Landing Gear Systems
(801) 926-1150
clint.forrest@es3inc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Landing gear components utilize steels with tensile strengths above 280 KSI. Components manufactured from these alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform successfully in service. Cadmium has been the baseline coating for such components for decades. The problems with cadmium, a known carcinogen, create occupational safety and health (OSH) risks; raising maintenance costs throughout the life of all cadmium plated parts. In Phase I of this project, ES3 will investigate a promising alkaline Zn-Ni coating process, and conduct the research and development work necessary for USAF landing gear usage, such as developing paint adhesion and torque-tension relationships. Additionally, several production features (such as tank chemistry, and hydrogen embrittlement test methods) will be investigated for future utilization in a DoD depot or commercial production environment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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