We are applying our Materials by Design® computational, physics-based ICME approach and technology to rapidly invent, design and develop superior molybdenum-based alloys for wide-ranging service, such as:
Ductile, Oxidation-Resistant, and Creep-Resistant Molybdenum-based Alloys
In 2011 we began a SBIR Phase II project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop tools to computationally design molybdenum-based alloys with greater ductility, oxidation resistance, and creep resistance for use above 1,300°C (2,372°F), and to also design advanced molybdenum-based alloys that can be manufactured using conventional processes. Applications for these new alloys can include components of next-generation rockets and aerospace or land-based turbines, as well as parts of x-ray rotary anodes, high-intensity discharge lamps, and forging dies. Superior molybdenum-based alloys are expected to increase equipment energy efficiencies and/or durability by tolerating significantly higher operating temperatures than existing nickel-based superalloys (due in part to molybdenum’s much higher melting point).
Material and Licensing Availability
No material is currently available for testing, evaluation or use; please do not contact us at this time to request samples of this developmental alloy. We’re always interested in speaking with potential licensees and with major end-users/OEMs about material needs and industry developments.