Dana Corp. Signs Agreement with U.S. Army for Heat-Treating Technology
March 15, 2006
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.