Manufacturing Process Digital Twin for Process Optimization
This technology is a digital twin of a manufacturing process with 3D virtual manufacturing environment and integrated manufacturing process simulation & optimization. This tool’s data driven models can be used as a platform for a model based smart factory, a key building block in its digital transformation journey.
Indium Ink for Next-Generation Electronics Packaging
Indium-based solders are used for soldering components in electronic packaging. We have developed a printable indium ink that is capable of printing features down to a few microns for high-definition electronics. The ink contains indium particles that are much smaller than typical screen-printed solders used today for electronics packaging.
Construction materials from organic waste without polymer binders
Organic waste materials such as hemp fibers and palm stems can be utilized as “particleboard”. Using cold plasma, we are able to form a strong compact structural material without any adhesives. The raw materials may have negative cost, making this both green and cost-effective.
Nanofibrous Platform for Soft Bioelectronics
A permeable, nanofibrous elastomer platform for flexible and stretchable electronics. This substrate is capable of passive sweat diffusion and adhesive-free lamination on skin.
A secure physical identifier that links the physical and digital worlds to eliminate counterfeiting and provide secure traceability across global supply chains. A naturally driven scalable process creates absolutely unique tags, just the way Mother Nature makes every snowflake different. Very low cost, read and authenticated by cell phone.
Rapid One Step Plastic Plating
Plating on plastic (POP) serves the purpose to “metalize” plastic surface and complicated chromium containing pre-treatment processes must be engaged before POP. Our technology simplifies the complex steps by achieving a novel chromium free “4 in 1” POP pre-treatment process.
Electrochemical Recycling of Li-ion Battery Electrodes
The EC-Leach technology, developed by researchers at Idaho National Laboratory, is an electrochemical process that effectively leaches cobalt, nickel and other valuable constituents from Li-ion battery electrodes.
The next-generation rare earth magnet material: Tough SmCo
Researchers developed a robust Sm-Co magnet suitable for higher temperature applications, making it a first choice for uses, including military, spacecraft, aerospace and marine applications. These Sm-Co permanent magnets offer potential to be used in clean energy applications, like direct drive generators in wind turbines and electric vehicle motors.
Microwave-assisted Ammonia Synthesis
Using our patent-pending catalyst system and microwave acceleration of the synthesis reaction, we make ammonia using modular reactor systems that can be operated on intermittent renewable energy. With microwaves, we synthesize at low pressure and temperature with fast on/off capability. Traditional ammonia synthesis is not compatible with small-scale production.
NanoWeb® Transparent Antenna
NanoWeb® is an advanced metallic mesh of nano-wires produced through a patented rolling mask lithography process in which the mesh can be configured (pitch, mesh size) or tuned to specific frequency requirements applicable to the development of transparent antennas for building windows, vehicle windshields, and aircraft windows.
Polymers and co-polymers for polymer matrix composites and high yield carbon-carbon composite structures
This technology relates to carbon-carbon composite structures and new methods of creating them from carbon fiber, ortho-diynylarene (ODA) monomers, and resins.
Advanced Optical Manufacturing to Accelerate Product Development and Reduce Costs
An innovative manufacturing tool that enables the fabrication of optical components with a 10X reduction in cost and 5X increase in throughput compared to traditional methods.
Osazda Energy’s MetZilla Additive Transforms Electrode Materials for Stretchable Flexible Electronics
Osazda Energy engineers an additive for standard conductive pastes to make them applicable to flexible stretchable electronics. Our MetZilla additive embeds conductive pastes with special carbon nanotubes that provide stretchy, electrical conduction pathways, turning fragile electrodes into tough and elastic materials while maintaining high electrical conductivity.
membranes for efficient gas and vapor separations
Efficient and sustainable separations are critically needed to cut costs and emissions in the chemical industry. With a combination of exceptional stability, productivity, and selectivity, Osmoses molecular filters can separate molecules 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair.
Makotřasy, Středočeský kraj
Plasma shock peening
Plasma Shock Peening is a method of strengthening and hardening of a metal surface. This could be the metallic surface layer of an aircraft engine, power turbine, water pump, ship propeller, or even a medical device. The surface treated by PSP becomes more resistant to cyclic mechanical loading and abrasion.
High Throughput Manufacturing of Highly Oriented Post-drawn Polymer Nanofibers by Centrifugal Trackspinning
For industrial applications, polymeric nanofibers need to be fabricated on a per-pound basis. Herein, we implemented a novel centrifugal trackspinning technology that fabricates, collects, and post-draws highly aligned mechanically enhanced polymer nanofibers in a large-scale and low-cost fashion.
A new method of electrospinning which collects nanofiber between a set of automated tracks. The tracks can be set to variable angles in order to draw the fibers to a predetermined ratio; altering fiber physical structure, mechanical strength and electrical properties.
Solution Processed Metallic Nano-glass Films with High Strength, Elastic Limit and Corrosion Resistance
A method to make thin films of metallic glass with high strength, elastic limit, and corrosion resistance.
High quality, low carbon cement
Stanford researchers have developed a high-quality cement with a 70% reduction in CO2 through the use of an alternative raw material that lacks the carbonate ion (CO3- ), which is responsible for the release of CO2 upon calcination.
HF-free facile and rapid synthesis of MXenes related materials and their efficient energy conversion and storage applications
Two-dimensional transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) possess widespread applications in energy storage and biochemistry, because of their high hydrophilic surface and conductivity. Here, we first reported a novel synthesis route to synthesize MXene without using hazardous hydrofluoric acid and demonstrated the versatile application of the HF-free MXene.
Sweatextile: a Nature-Inspired Textile of Unidirectional Water Transport and Dissipation for Moisture Management, Comfort and Protection
The Sweatextile mimics the perspiration action of human skin – quickly and directionally moving and dissipating excessive sweat outwards in terms of water droplets, to protect you from sweat accumulation and external liquids such as rain and contaminated water, while keeping you dry, comfortable, and performing at best.
Vapor-Mediated Synthesis of Silicon Carbide Matrices for Ceramic Matrix Composites
Employing this technology achieves stronger and more robust ceramic matrix composites by uniformly infiltrating silicon vapor into the ceramic matrix. The technology also improves the manufacturing process by reducing the time to infiltrate a ceramic matrix and increasing the utilization of the materials used in the process.
Capture Accurate, Real-Time Temperature Readings of Materials in Extreme Operating Conditions
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have invented a suite of technologies that allow accurate, remote, real-time temperature measurements of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) on components used in extreme operating conditions, for example the blades in turbine engines.
Smart heterostructure for sensing and controlling corrosion
We are proposing a hybrid coating from different nanomaterials to inhibit the permeating of any corrodent to the metal surface. The hybrid coatings are also sensitive to specific laser-based detection techniques useful for structural health monitoring from any foreign material, induced stress or cracks.
Smart Joint for Similar and Dissimilar Materials Including Polymers, Fiber Reinforced Composites, Metals, Concrete, Wood-Based Products, and Other Structural Materials
Technology enables ‘smart adhesive or mechanical (welded or bolted) joint’ that is self- sensing and provides detailed state of stress or strain of a bonded joint between materials such as metals, fiber reinforced polymers, composites, plastics, ceramics, concrete, and other hybrid materials for automotive, wind, aerospace, and infrastructure markets.
Continuous, Scalable, and Tunable Production of Crystalline Tungsten Bronze Particles for NIR Shielding Applications
Process and method for a fast and continuous production of tunable size crystalline particles which can be utilized in various glass technologies, preventing the transmission of NIR light and UV light while maintaining glass transparency.
High-quality perovskite films - Low-temperature formation of perovskite films using supercritical CO2
A rapid production of perovskite films at low annealing temperature. These perovskite films have particular utility in solar cell applications.