Ductile, Oxidation-Resistant, and Creep-Resistant QuesTalloy™- Mo
In 2011 we began a SBIR Phase II project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to apply our Materials by Design methodology 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
Some material is available for testing, evaluation or use; please contact us if you are interested. We’re always interested in speaking with potential licensees and with major end-users/OEMs about material needs and industry developments. Please contact us if you would like to talk about your application.
- QuesTek Wins SBIR Phase II Award to Develop Tools and Design Molybdenum-based Alloys
January 25, 2012 - QuesTek has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop tools to computationally design molybdenum-based alloys with greater ductility, oxidation resistance, and creep resistance