New Alloy For U.S. Army Motar
Evanston, IL, April 20, 2005 – QuesTek Innovations LLC announced that it has received a contract from the U.S. Army to create a unique high strength, high temperature alloy for mortar barrel applications. A new alloy, with better yield strength stability at elevated temperature, can potentially remove the need for cooling fins and reduce barrel thickness, providing a reduction in both weight and machining cost. The objective of this proposed work is to utilize QuesTek’s Materials By Design® technology for the development of a high strength high temperature alloy for dismounted mortar barrels.
QuesTek Innovations is accelerating the creation, development and insertion of new and enabling materials using its advanced Materials By Design® technology in aerospace, automotive, medical and industrial applications. For more information on QuesTek Innovations and its Materials by Design technology, visit the company’s website at www.questek.com or contact Jeff Grabowski at 1-847-425-8241.