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C -- Wear and Erosion Coatings for Bore of Cylindrical Structure

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Department of the Army, U. S. Army Materiel Command, JM&L LCMC Acquisition Center, Picatinny, US Army ARDEC, AMSTA-AR-PC, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000
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Melissa Wright, Contract Specialist, (973)724-2280
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The United States Army, Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle ManagementCommand in support of the Armament, Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Benet Labs has a requirement to deposit thick (>100m) adhesive pollution-free quality coatings on the bore of cylinders of 120mm in diameter made of gun steel against high temperature wear and erosion. The prospective vendor must have extensive knowledge in plasma physics and engineering and expertise and experience in vacuum science and technology. The prospective vendor is required to successfully perform the following tasks: 1) Design and construction or modification of an existing cylindrical magnetron sputtering system capable to deposit thick adhesive quality coatings on steel cylinders of 120mm diameter and at least 1-ft in length; 2) The prototype cylindrical magnetron system must be scalable to cylinders of the same diameter but longer length; 3) The prototype cylindrical magnetron system must have a shield between the target and the substrate, or alternatively, a translation stage which can move the target in and out of the cylinder to avoid cross contamination during pre-deposition ion cleaning phase for improved adhesion; 4) Development of a new plasma-enhanced cylindrical magnetron process achieving significantly higher plasma density and higher ion bombardment compared to conventional DC magnetron sputtering for deposition of quality coatings of good microstructure, with no or reduced operation induced cracks; 5) The new technology may be based on RF-plasma, HIPIMS (High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering) ionized physical vapor deposition, or other new technologies generating higher plasma intensity and higher ionization; 6) Plasma enhanced substrate cleaning should be tested to remove native as well as heat-generated oxides on gun steel; 7) Deposition of thick (>100m) and adhesive coatings on barrel sections of 120mm diameter and at least 1-ft in length using the new process and the new technology; 8) Characterization using Auger Electron Spectroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy to prove high quality coatings; 9) High temperature adhesion testing will be performed by the Government to prove satisfactory high temperature wear and erosion properties. The coatings must have good adhesion and reduced cracks and with performance equal or exceeding production electroplated Cr; 10) Document and reporting to the Government; perspective vendor will attend project meetings called by the Government. Be advised that this is not a request for the submission of offers or proposals; no contract award will be made as a result of this notice. Interested parties are highly encouraged to provide a description of capabilities statement not to exceed 20 pages. Responses to this market survey shall be submitted no later than fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of this notice by email to melissa.wright3@us.army.mil.
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