Thixomat, Inc.

620 Technology Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
http://thixomat.com
10 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $1.5MM
First Award Date 01/01/07
Most Recent Award Date 02/01/10

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Decker Dr. Raymond F. Decker 4 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-067
Budget: 02/01/10 - 01/31/12

The opportunity is to develop light weight high strength/density armor to better resist ballistic threats of fragments and projectiles. The objective is to scale up Mg matrix composites that were discovered in Phase I - to provide larger test samples for ballistic testing - as produced by the novel Thixomolding Thermomechanical Process(TTMP). Th...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR ) Phase II project aims to scale-up and commercialize a low cost and simple process to produce high strength/density Magnesium (Mg) alloy sheet; using Thixomolding Thermomechanical Processing (TTMP). TTMP avoids the decades-long barriers of twinning and shear band deformation that limits the formabil...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A07-067
Budget: 01/25/08 - 07/04/09

This SBIR Phase I project is aimed to attain 250 MPa yield strength, light weight of 11 lb/ft2, excellent formability, good corrosion resistance and low cost in Mg alloy and composite armor. This will be accomplished by a new Thixomolding Thermomechanical Processing (TTMP) regimen that produces a Mg alloy matrix of micron grains, reinforced by n...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Michigan

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: 2007
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Project is aimed at developing a new low-cost process to manufacture nanostructured net-shape Mg parts. These lightweight and high strength parts are expected to be cost-effective applications of nanotechnology in automotive, aerospace and many other industries. The process (herein termed TS...