Rapid Higher Pressure Combustion Driven Compaction for Near Net Shape Manufacturing of Higher Temperature Propulsion Components Using Advanced Refract

Period of Performance: 02/01/2012 - 07/31/2012


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Utron Kinetics, LLC
9441 Innovation Drive
Manassas, VA -
Principal Investigator


In response to MDA s innovative manufacturing approaches, we propose to fabricate and evaluate high strength, higher temperature W-25Re base alloys and their select composite materialsof Hf, HfC, TaC for erosion resistant throats (for second or third stage rocket motors. Required number of units are 100s to thousands and cost reduction in manufacturing and rapid delivery processing are critical. UTRON Kinetics proposes a cost-effective and rapid manufacturing (e.g., milliseconds of compaction time) method called high pressure Combustion Driven Powder Compaction (CDC) technology to fabricate fine grained (