Concurrent Technologies Corp. has launched a new strategy designed to help the U.S. Navy address sensitization that results in corrosion cracking of 5xxx series aluminum alloys used in ship construction.
Rob Mason, a principal materials scientist at CTC, introduced the strategy at the American Society of Naval Engineers-hosted Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium held in September in Virginia, CTC reported.
Mason made the presentation on behalf of CTC, Enterprise Ventures Corp. and Varley USA.
Under the new strategy, CTC plans to introduce new products that include a thermal spray coating, friction stir welding repair tool and a reverse sensitization unit.
The company developed the products through funds from several initiatives such as the National Shipbuilding Research Program and the Office of Naval Research’s Future Naval Capability program and Navy Metalworking Center.
Mason co-authored the paper with Mark Smitherman, project manager at CTC; Mark Phillippi, senior materials scientist at CTC; and David Schario, president of EVC.