Accession Number : ADA119810

Title :   Ion Vapor Deposition Processing of Armament Parts.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 81-30 Jun 82,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Reilly,J J

PDF Url : ADA119810

Report Date : 15 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Over 3,000 armament components are currently electroplated with cadmium. All DoD organizations are committed to replace toxic cadmium wherever feasible. There is an equal need to alleviate the potential for hydrogen embrittlement failures. All electroplate processes introduce hydrogen. IVD aluminum coating per MIL-C-83488 has been identified by MIL-STD-1568 as an acceptable alternate to cadmium on steel stating its non-toxic and corrosion prevention characteristics. The object of the program is to establish IVD aluminum as a viable coating for armament hardware/parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ion beams, *Vapor deposition, Processing, Armor, Parts, Hydrogen embrittlement, Aluminum, Coatings, Metal coatings, Visible spectra

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE