Deep Cryogenic Thermal Processing to Improve Fatigue, Corrosion and Dimensional Stability of Pyrowear 675 Gearbox Bearings

Period of Performance: 04/25/2012 - 10/25/2012

$79.7K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Redstone Aerospace Corp.
P.O. Box 1504
Longmont, CO 80502
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Redstone Aerospace proposes the use of deep cryogenic processing to reduce corrosion effect and non metallic inclusions in fatigue crack formation, to increase fracture toughness and to impart wear resistant characteristics in forged Pyrowear 675 rotorcraft gears.