High Intensity Multi-pass Magnetic Softening Technology
Hard water affects 85% of all US water systems, fouling and damaging water fixtures, pipes, and equipment. AkwaMag fundamentally alters the binding characteristics of calcium lime scale (the "hard" part of hard water) through a patent pending passive magnetic process that neutralizes calcium carbonate at the molecular level, making it soften and lose its electrical attraction to exposed surfaces. Calcium carbonate mostly exist in two crystalline structures, aragonite and calcite. Calcite conglomerates easily and creates scale. Aragonite is significantly less prone to conglomeration, allowing it to flow along with the water. Electron microscope imaging clearly show that the untreated water contains significantly less aragonite clusters than the magnetically treated water. The founder's background in magnetic materials research enables us to employ a unique magnetic arrangement to conserve magnet materials by 50% while producing 100 times more magnetic flux density. The AkwaMag strength is equivalent to an alternative magnetic softener equipped with 120lbs of high grade magnets or an electric (pulsating) softener equipped with a 400lbs electromagnetic coil. The strength of the AkwaMag allows it to work where other magnetic systems don't.
BotFactory SV2 PCB Printer
Millions of Electrical Engineers, Academics, Students and Hobbyists spend billions of dollars creating Printed Circuit Boards, yet waste time waiting for their design to be fabricated. BotFactory took it upon itself to bring the tools closer to the designer, creating a product that integrates all of the steps of PCB fabrication into a compact, intuitive package. When BotFactory started on this path in 2013, they took advantage of the maturation in conductive nanoparticle inks, image recognition technology and the drop in costs in control system costs. Called the BotFactory Squink, this Desktop PCB Printer can print conductive traces, dispense solder and pick-and-place components, creating PCBs on anything from paper to FR4 to flexible kapton. Squink delivers a solution at several magnitudes of cost lower than in-line manufacturing equipment, heralding one of the rare moments where the rules of manufacturing and innovation are up-ended by miniaturization. BotFactory Squink is in the labs of Fortune 500 companies, Ivy League Universities, Hackerspaces and local Garages, being used from everything from developing educational products to teach young students the basics of electrical engineering, embedded electronics for water heater systems or developing IoT devices and wearables.
A photo-catalytic air purifying technology
By combining high-surface-area diatomaceous earth with doped titanium dioxide, Diatomix’s photocatalyst technology uses indoor light sources to degrade volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Our doped TiO2 is a semiconductor that has been shown to use UV and blue light to mineralize many VOCs cited by the EPA as hazardous air pollutants. Diatomix’s novel and transformative contribution to TiO2 photocatalysis is the use of diatoms as our catalyst substrate. Diatoms are composed of SiO2 and have been shown to adsorb VOCs, increasing the charge conversion efficiency of VOC degradation by placing the VOCs directly next to and even in contact with the catalyst. Diatoms’ greatest strength as a substrate is its ability to act as a nanophotonic light-trapping structure that can enhance absorption of light with wavelengths from 380 nm to 500 nm by 1.7 times. The proprietary coating process deposits TiO2 preferentially inside the diatoms, where the light is concentrated. This combination of VOC adsorption and light trapping leads to improved photocatalytic efficiency in our TiO2 photocatalyst and higher degradation rates of VOCs.
TRUE Multiscale Technology for Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Materials
TRUE Multiscale(TM) drastically reduces the time and costs associated with testing and certifying new materials. Before this technology, testing new material designs took an average of $20M and three years. Even with the time and money spent on these tests, most new design ideas failed to meet requirements. Additionally, existing simulation tools were not meant to be used by material developers, which made virtual testing almost impossible. Materials certification was an even longer and more expensive process, particularly in the aerospace industry. On average, certifying a new aerospace material required $100M and ten years. MultiMech is our full finite element solver, and it empowers engineers with an unmatched level of accuracy in simulations of advanced materials. Run times that require 24 hours with traditional tools require only 12 minutes with MultiMech. Traditional simulation tools also require 54.5 GB of memory, while MultiMech requires only 2.2 GB, enabling engineers to perform complex material simulations on a laptop.
OFS provides Greeen technology and products
Through the employment of green chemistry and engineering design, the company has developed an award-winning process that can produce high value products with minimal release of waste and toxic material. The technology is inspired by chemical processes taking place inside the human cells and is therefore milder and more energy efficient than common forest related transformations processes. Additional uniqueness with the technology is its cost- and energy efficiency, sustainability and simplicity, avoiding using high pressure and temperature, environmental and high yielding process and it has been protected with five PCTs (World). The company's mission is to reduce and replace fossil oil-based products with renewable green products, therefore it will have a great impact on the society, but will also have the possibility to be a leading green-tech company that converts waste products and biomasses to green high value products. To give one example of the many product portfolio we have Capsaicin (an ingredient in chili fruits) with various applications and biological activity. The market for this compound is estimated to about 200 billion $/year. The market price for pure capsaicin is approx. 40 thousand $/Kg and we are the only one making capsaicin from wood.
Microgrid Design Toolkit (MDT)
MAPS Software Platform and Services (Contract Research / Consulting / Training)
Materials and Process Simulations (MAPS) Software platform is a multi-scale, multi-paradigm, and expandable platform that allows engineers and scientists to BUILD realistic models of all materials, SIMULATE processes and process conditions, and ANALYZE behavior and properties of the materials.
Bioprinting technology, training and design solutions provider
SE3D designs affordable desktop bioprinters ideal for training and early-stage research. Our proprietary quick-swap system facilitates ease of use and provides better mechanical control in the extrusion process over existing bioprinters. SE3D's online training platform combined with a comprehensive curriculum further facilitates rapid implementation for the end user, minimizing cost and the amount of time needed for training. Bioprinting technology has significant potential for creating bio-mimetic tissue and organ models that could improve drug development efforts and future healthcare applications such as regenerative medicine. And beyond healthcare, there are still many untapped opportunities in the biotechnology, green technology and related industries where bioprinting techniques can be applied.
VerticalChange is HIPAA-compliant and uses state-of-the-art Amazon Web Services (AWS) products where customer data is hosted in an isolated Amazon EC2 region using two Availability Zones (AZ). VerticalChange uses AWS monitoring services, including CloudWatch, to monitor the state of the infrastructure and alert us about security incidents. In addition to our own monitoring and audit of access logs, Clients can use event tracking within VerticalChange to review user activity. User activity is available on an individual user basis or for a single contact. Easy access to this information helps VerticalChange subscriber administrators manage staff and track the occurrence of data changes for individual contacts or records. VerticalChange also helps solve the complexity of data tracking and sharing in collaborative care partnerships or collective impact models with multiple partners from different industries. Eliminating data silos resulting common to fragmented programs, the software offers real-time access for all collaborators and the ability to evaluate impact and outcomes. Regardless of the data type (health, education, program, research, etc.), the system hosts large and varied datasets without compromising speed and efficiency. Finally, it can be easily integrated with multiple third-party applications, including data visualization software, to offer a comprehensive solution.
Self-sustainable Electrical Sensors and Condition Monitors for Smart Safe Electrified Cities and Living
Electricity is the lifeblood of modern cities and people living to power up everything ranging from personal and home appliances to industrial facilities, public utilities, and national infrastructures. The electricity transport and utilization activities can now be loyally, safely, smartly, and continuously guarded by our “Self-sustainable Electrical Sensors (SsESs)” and their “Energy-harvesting Self-powered Wireless Condition Monitors (EhSpWCMs)” without the needs of external power supplies, signal conditioners, and/or other active/sensitive auxiliaries to sustain their operations. The real-life and critical problems in wiring power cords and signal cables as well as in shutting down all powers during installation, commissioning, and maintenance of traditional electrical sensors (e.g.,Hall sensors, current transformers) can be readily resolved, which improving the safety, reliability, and availability of electrical assets and systems. These critically challenging jobs are enabled by a masterpiece of passive-sensing and energy-harvesting chip made from rare-earth-multiferroic smart materials with giant magnetoelectric properties in SsESs. Our SsESs can be simply placed on any sensing point of interest (e.g.,cables, conductors, busbars) to detect electrical currents and temperatures while harvesting and converting wasted environmental energies into useful electrical energy for local storage and powering microcontroller, memory, display, wireless transmitter, associated with EhSpWCMs.
Affordable Self-Assembling Engine Coatings for Reversing Wear and Improving Efficiency
TriboTEX coatings provide an easy to use solution that reverses wear in legacy mechanical systems. The flagship product formulated for the consumer automobile market provides an easy to use, one step applicator that delivers a wear reversing, friction reducing coating that assembles during normal operation. This technology has the potential to transform the pollution profile of passenger vehicles by improving fuel economy in vehicles already on the road today and extending their life-cycle. TriboTEX nanomaterial coatings are different from existing coating, solid lubricant and additive technologies in their mechanism of action. Most lubricant additives work to improve the existing lubricant performance to improve efficiencies and reduce wear. TriboTEX nanosheets do not interact with the lubricant, using it as a carrier to the internal component interfaces. Existing solid lubricant technologies improve friction characteristics but do not attach at the interface, TriboTEX nanomaterials form a physical layer protecting underlying surfaces. Coating technologies perform similarly to TriboTEX coatings but are costly, need to be applied during fabrication, and cannot improve vehicles on the road today. TriboTEX coatings provide an easy, method for improving efficiencies in existing vehicles and reducing the overall carbon footprint of the transportation and industrial sectors.