Sources Sought: Transition from Cadmium/Hexavalent Chromium-Finished to Zinc-Nickel-Finished Fasteners for Army Ground Vehicles

NCMS is assisting the U.S. Army in identifying a commercial entity to manage the Army’s transition from legacy fasteners and small hardware finished with cadmium/hexavalent chromium (Cd/Cr[VI]) to zinc-nickel (ZnNi) for use in ground combat vehicles and support systems. Most ground combat and support systems continue to rely on fasteners plated with Cd/Cr(VI), which can […]

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Project Announcement: Lightweighting Material Solutions for Maintenance & Sustainment

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia to develop lightweight components that can be commercialized by leveraging recent breakthroughs in the production of low-cost raw material for carbon fiber. By using representative parts from the transportation industry, this project will demonstrate the feasibility to cost-effectively reduce overall vehicle weight, as well as demonstrate […]

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