Dana Corp. (Toledo, Ohio; http://www.dana.com) signed a licensing and training agreement with the U.S. Army's National Automotive Center (NAC) for the use of Dana's AtmoPlas™ microwave atmospheric plasma technology in the Army's Mobile Parts Hospital (MPH). The MPH is self-contained, self-sustaining mobile manufacturing center that designs, tests, and creates vehicle parts in the field. Under the terms of the agreement, Dana will supply the NAC with a portable heat-treating system that utilizes Dana's proprietary AtmoPlas™ technology. With the technology, military personnel will expand their ability to manufacture and repair individual metallic parts on demand, allowing a vehicle's crew to safely complete a mission before returning to base for maintenance. Additional benefits include lower inventory costs, faster equipment readiness rates, and reduced time for parts procurement.
Dana Corp. Signs Agreement with U.S. Army for Heat-Treating Technology
March 15, 2006