PVD Coatings, High Entropy Alloy Welding and Quench Tank Design Research Funding Awarded

The Forging Foundation has awarded research grants for the following projects in the coming year:

“Laboratory Testing to Identify Permanent PVD Coatings to Minimize Lubricants Use During Forging;” Professors Kester Clarke and Stephen Midson, Colorado School of Mines; Project Interface team: Rob Mayer, Queen City Forge; Al Underys, Finkl Steel; Pat Miller, Bohler-Uddeholm.

“Characterization of a High Entropy Alloy Welding Process for Application to Forging Dies;” Professor Marcus Young, University of North Texas; Project partners: Rob Mayer, Queen City Forge; Darryl Hammock, Weld Mold Company.

“High Strength, High Toughness Microalloyed Steel Forging Project – Quench Tank;” Professor Tony DeArdo, University of Pittsburgh; Project Interface Team: Graham McIntosh, Universal Stainless; Carl McLean and Fred Knabe, Meadville Forge; Tom Zorc, TimkenSteel.

For more information about FIERF-funded projects, please contact the foundation office at [email protected] or 216-781-6260.