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U.S. Marine Corps Awards Questek A Phase II SBIR

March 28, 2005

Evanston, IL, March 28, 2005 – QuesTek Innovations LLC is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract by the U.S. Marine Corps to employ its proprietary Materials By Design® technology to custom- design a unique stainless marine steel for the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) that operates in severe corrosive seawater and abrasive sand environments.

QuesTek Innovations LLC (www.questek.com) is a global leader in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) technologies, serving government and industrial private sectors. Using its proprietary Materials by Design® methodology, QuesTek has rapidly developed breakthrough alloys (based on Fe, Cu, Al, Ti, Co, Mo, W systems), coatings, powders, and other materials that provide improved performance, reduced capital (as well as operating and maintenance costs) and provide competitive advantage. QuesTek has developed four steels that are being used in demanding aerospace and other applications, has a large portfolio of other materials nearing commercialization with more than 20 US patents awarded/pending and relevant international IP coverage. For more information, please contact Jeff Grabowski.

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