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Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82298
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-320-0030
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
(ES3) Engineering & Software System Solution, Inc.
550 West C Street, Suite 1630 San Diego, CA 92101-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development of Cad Plating Replacement with Zinc Nickel on High Strength Steel Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8201-08-C-0054
Award Amount: $749,948.00
 

Abstract:

Landing gear components manufactured from high strength steel alloys require sacrificial protective coatings to perform safely in service. Cadmium has been the standard coating for such components for decades, but is a known carcinogen and has been targeted for elimination by the USAF. An experimental Zn-Ni coating was tested in Phase I as a replacement for cadmium. Results showed the Zn-Ni coating had comparable performance to cadmium in the areas of corrosion, fatigue, and hydrogen embrittlement (HE) testing. Phase II testing will further investigate the Zn-Ni coating performance in the areas of fatigue, corrosion, and HE. Additionally, phase II testing will investigate adhesion properties, brush plating (damage repair), and hydrogen re-embrittlement performance. Production parameters such as accelerated HE testing and optimal tank chemistry will be developed. ES3 also proposes to implement a full scale tank to demonstrate plating on full size landing gear parts in a DoD depot environment

Principal Investigator:

Craig Pessetto
Chief, Material & Process
8019261150
craig.pessetto@es3inc.com

Business Contact:

Craig Edwards
Director of Engineering
8019261150
craig.edwards@es3inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

(ES3) ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE SYSTEM SOLU
550 West C Street, Suite 1630 San Diego, CA 92101

EIN/Tax ID: 330976413
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No