CPS Technologies Corporation has been awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM). CPS proposed using their Quickset™ Injection Molding system to fabricate controlled fragment tungsten warheads.
Tungsten’s high density (19.25 g/cm3) allows the same kinetic energy to be imparted in smaller fragments, allowing for less air resistance, when compared to steel (8 g/cm3), making it the ideal metal for controlled fragment warheads. However, due to lack of workability at room temperature and high costs, tungsten has not been suited for high-volume manufacturing in the past.
This is where the CPS Quickset™ Injection Molding process comes in. This process allows for shorter fabrication time and material uniformity. Coupled with the ability to mold tungsten to a desired shape, CPS’ Quickset™ Injection Molding allows for a low-cost alternative while still providing uniform controlled fragmentation.
CPS will be working with the world-renowned Tungsten Sintering Expert Professor Zhigang Zak Fang in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Utah.
Phase I of this contract for a duration of 6 months with a monetary value of $172,802.
Senior Research Scientist Mark A. Occhionero, Ph.D. said of the award, “It is great to continue building our relationship with, and providing our support to, the U.S. military through these research contract awards.”
CPS is a technology and manufacturing leader in producing high-performance energy management components that facilitate the electrification of the economy. Our products and intellectual property include critical pieces of the technology puzzle for electric trains and subway cars, wind turbines, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, the smart electric grid, 5G infrastructure and others. CPS hermetic packages can be found in many Aerospace and Satellite applications including the GPS III satellite and the Mars rover. CPS armor products provide exceptional ballistic protection and environmental durability at very light weight. CPS is committed to innovation and to supporting our customers in building solutions to this planet’s problems.
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