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Success Stories for July 2011

Oct 26, 2011

JENTEK Sensors, Inc.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

To deliver a cost competitive, easy-to-use and reliable tool for “in-the-ditch” characterization of mechanical damage (MD) and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) for buried pipelines, as well as internal and external corrosion imaging through insulation and weather protection (called corrosion under insulation, (CUI...

Jul 30, 2011

Presently, Federal Railroad Administration, (FRA) track inspectors evaluate the ride quality of a rail vehicle by manually noting “rough ride” locations.  Such a process is invariably subjective as to what an individual inspector considers a “rough ride”.  FRA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has used the SBIR Program to fund the development of an ultra-portable ride...

Jul 29, 2011

US Small Business Administration
Washington, DC 20416

2011 SBIR Hall of Fame and Tibbetts Awards Ceremony - The national ceremony to recognize recipients of the Tibbetts Awards and Hall of Fame Awards was held in Washington, DC, on February 15, 2011.  Click on the video below to see the highlights.

Jul 8, 2011

Creare Inc.
Hanover, NH 03755

Cutting fluids used during the machining process can pose risks to human health and the environment. Creare, Inc., has created the Indirect Cooling System (ICS), which is a low-cost system that indirectly cools the cutting tool without the use of cutting fluids. Creare’s ICS prevents the environmental and occupational health problems...

Jul 8, 2011

Jet Process Corporation
North Haven, CT 06473

Conventional processes used to apply thin film coatings on electric devices generate significant water pollution, process waste, and toxic effluent.  The most common coating processes—sputtering, evaporation, Chemical Vapor Deposition, and electroplating — are not always compatible with heat sensitive...

Jul 8, 2011

NanoMech, Inc.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Cutting fluids used during the machining process are expensive,can be toxic, and produce a significant waste stream. NanoMech,Inc., developed a patented, innovative nanostructured coating for cutting tools based on the principles of biomimicry. The TuffTek® coating contains the hard phase deposited in a nodular structure similar...