Field Effects for Processing of Ultralightweight Materials with Superior Properties

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Rel, Inc.
57640 North Eleventh St.
Calumet, MI 49913
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) have been used in conjunction with commercial DC casting of ingots. This project will utilize the the EMF fields in with squeeze casting to demonstrate the ability to refine grain structures beyond what is possible with conventional processing techniques. High strength ultralightweight components with improved ductility will now replace heavier steel or iron based solutions.