Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites
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DOD / ARMY
Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate a high throughput mixing/metering.drying system to enable i) scale-up water-based production of Al-Bi2O3 superhtermite and ii) assembly of medium caliber electric primers using this superthermite material. The R&D project includes specific tasks: 1) optimization of electrical and mechanical properties of Al-Bi2O3 nanothermite mixture to meet required specification of electric primers, 2) optimization of mixing, metering, and drying parameters for wet-loaded electric primers, and 3)testing of assembled medium caliber electric primers. Successful implementation of novel high throughput mixing/metering/drying system will enable large scale production of various types of primers. It is anticipated to explore the use of inexpensive aluminum nanoflakes in electric primer furmulations.
Small Business Information at Submission:
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & PROCESSES, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct. Rapid City, SD 57702
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