Accession Number : ADA292346

Title :   Nippon Steel Research Laboratories, Futtsu, 28 Feb 94, and Advanced Materials and Technology Research Laboratories, Kawasaki, 15 Jun 94,

Corporate Author : ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APO AP 96337-0007

Personal Author(s) : McQuay, P.

PDF Url : ADA292346

Report Date : 15 JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Visits were paid to two of Nippon's Steels premier research laboratories: Steel Research and Advance Materials and Technology Research. The main focus of the visits were titanium, titanium-aluminide, and carbon-based materials development at Nippon Steel, all areas in which Nippon Steel is trying to develop new products and markets. In particular, Nippon Steel has been somewhat successful in marketing Ti as a structural and functional material in new non-aerospace markets such as construction and consumer goods. They have also placed emphasis on the automotive markets, but so far have met only limited success. Their penetration into the high performance aerospace Ti alloys markets have been very limited. Research and development efforts in new self-lubricating materials and functionally gradient materials technologies are also reviewed. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *STEEL, COMMERCE, CARBON, JAPAN, THERMAL STRESSES, TITANIUM ALLOYS, HOT WORKING, SELF LUBRICATION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE