Meta-Structured Cements for Chrome Replacement

Period of Performance: 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Dr Suite A
Euclid, OH 44117
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

This Phase I SBIR program¿s objectives are to demonstrate producing potentially very low cost nano/meta-structured thermal spray powders using recycled scrap tools or very low cost ceramic powders and to demonstrate superior materials properties of the meta-structured coating when applied using thermal spray. The result would be a new class of very low cost, nano structured cerment coatings that can displace chrome and cadmium plating for controlling metal corrosion and wear. A successful Phase I outcome would develop a commercial market for scrap ceramic tool materials and would provide a completely non-hazardous replacement for chrome plating. It also would eliminate pollution caused by surface preparation techniques that are currently use in thermal spray.