Schultz-Creehan’s Friction Stir Fabrication Technology Presented to Office of Naval Research

From Schultz-Creehan, a VT KnowledgeWorks member company:

Last month, the Office of Naval Research hosted a Friction Stir Science & Technology Review in York, Pennsylvania to discuss advancements in Friction Stir technologies.  Among the attendees was Dr. Jeffrey Schultz Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Blacksburg’s high-tech engineering firm Schultz-Creehan, who reported the progress on his company’s development of Friction Stir Fabrication Technology.

This Friction Stir Fabrication technology, invented by Schultz-Creehan, is a low-temperature friction-based coating method used to deposit coatings, including metal matrix composites, onto aluminum substrates at relatively low temperatures. Friction Stir Fabrication Technology is also utilized in such means as applying ballistic and wear resistant coatings to aluminum decking and armor without the grain growth and loss of strength caused by current high temperature thermal spray technologies.

About Schultz-Creehan LLC: Schultz-Creehan is a high-tech engineering firm focusing on the research and development of innovative solutions for industry.  Schultz-Creehan addresses complex product development challenges through expertise in materials science and industrial engineering.  With offices and lab facilities in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, Schultz-Creehan develops and manufactures products and processes to serve clients in the aerospace, defense, medical device and industrial markets for customers.  For more information about Schultz-Creehan, visit www.schultz-creehan.com.

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More about Friction Stir Fabrication and a description of FRICTIONCOAT.

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