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.
Cellular Fabrication: A New Framework for Construction-Scale Composite 3D Printing
Branch Technology has invented Cellular Fabrication, or C-Fab®, which combines industrial robotics, geometric gridding algorithms, and a novel "Freeform" extrusion technology that allows printed material to solidify in free space without supports. Branch prints ultralight and strong construction components of any geometry with this technique.
Novel Nanocomposite Fabrics for Personal Protective Equipment and Functional Textiles
Claros can grow nanomaterials on and within the bulk of a material including natural and synthetic fibers, plastic films, and resins in order to provide durable functional properties that last the lifetime of the product. Current properties shown include viral and bacterial protection, UV protection, and fire retardance.
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.
Growth Based Design Optimization of 3D Printed Quasi-Isotropic Chopped & Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
Desktop Metal’s “Fiber” product is a commercially available 3D printer of chopped and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite materials. Our proposed solution is to leverage material advancements that provide more isotropic material properties, as well as software advancements that enable design optimization of 3D printed composite parts.
WE MEASURE STRESS NON-INVASIVE, OBJECTIVELY IN REAL TIME
We have developed a method for measuring stress. We can measure it in real time and without sampling. Our unique mathematical equation works with common physiological data, based on which we are able to determine the level of stress. We have primarily developed this method to identify astronaut stress.
Machine Learning Tools for Rapid Characterization of Nanomanufacturing Parameter Spaces
This innovation utilizes machine learning tools to provide valuable insights into complex parameter interactions of nanomaterial synthesis processes, allowing for more effective optimization of high-sensitivity processes.
Automated Fiber Optic Connector Inspection and Cleaning
Inspection and cleaning of optical devices, from single ferrules to connectors such as VITA and D38999. Flexible, highly automated systems, with multiple types optimized for both production and field use. Currently used in manufacturing, assembly, depot and operational sustainment applications for MIL-Aero and commercial aerospace, Telecom and Datacom markets.
MARCO - An Environmentally Friendly Ready to Use 1K Surface Treatment
MARCO is smart and sustainable, single component, transparent liquid for preventing the environmental degradation of materials. This product can be hardened in ambient conditions and can be top-coated with desired paint and coatings.
3D Printers for Filled Photopolymers
Fortify has commercialized a 3D Printing platform that enables new material properties by processing complex, heavily loaded resins. Areas of focus include: Low loss dielectrics for RF devices, advanced ceramics, and advanced thermal applications. Fortify 3D Printers are open access and ideal for material development
Additive Manufactured Ceramic Fibers via Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition
High performance fiber reinforcements produced by AM (laser driven-chemical vapor deposition) for AM-based composites in a range of formats, chemistries, and properties to address mechanical and thermal application requirements.
Advanced Manufactured Ceramic Matrix Nanocomposites
Goodman Technologies (GT) uses 3D printing and patent pending Advanced Manufacturing techniques to make silicon carbide and boron carbide based nanoceramic composites ranging from lightweight dimensionally stable space optics, thermal protection systems for hypersonics, and body armor for ballistic protection.
Prague 8, Česká republika
High Intensity Picosecond Laser - PERLA 100
PERLA 100 is a compact thin-disk laser delivering picosecond pulses of high energy (up to 40 mJ), high repetition rate (up to 200 kHz) and excellent beam quality (M2<1.2), this combination of parameters allows multibeam processing employing thousands of beams and therefore increasing process speeds by several orders of magnitude.
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.
Pore-Encapsulated Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenolysis of Plastic Waste
Typical issue with polyethylene recycling is that it is difficult for the recycled material to be as high quality as the parent. This technology offers significant performance increase by limiting the conformational freedom of polymers during processing to prevent side reactions and obtain a narrow distribution of commercially useful materials.
Extracting of Lithium from Batteries via Accelerated Plating
This technology takes advantage of lithium electrodeposition for recovery of lithium from the electrolyte in end-of-life batteries. A companion mathematical model was developed to predict the optimal conditions for lithium electrodeposition in graphite-based lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle applications under different charging rates and operating temperatures.
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.
Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Li-Ion Battery Waste: Mechanochemical recovery of Co, Li and other essential components
Researchers developed a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly solvent-free mechanochemical method for recycling lithium-ion batteries.This reactive milling process is scalable, works in ambient conditions, and offers high-conversion rate.The process has potential to reduce the recycling time and cost, losses of valuable materials, emission of toxic gases, and energy consumption.
Catalyst for Improved Pot Life and Cure Time
Addition of 2,4-pentanedione to metal catalyzed 2-component polyurethane coating systems is a proven method to increase pot life. The level of pot life extension varies depending on the metal catalyst. A unique aluminum-based catalyst was designed to provide optimized pot life and cure properties when used with 2,4-pentanedione.
Superconductor Magnetic Shields to Protect Satellites from Cosmic Rays
New generations of superconductors can be used in space efficiently to protect satellites from cosmic rays which cause satellite failure and shortened orbital life. Such magnetic shields are durable and cheap: low weight, no moving parts, and powered when needed by the cosmic rays themselves.
Lightweight Barrier Coating to Mitigate Corrosion for Aerospace Assets
Luna’s Blockade GC is a non-hazardous coating system that has been developed specifically to mitigate galvanic corrosion on fasteners and mated parts. The coating uses durable sol-gel technology to provide excellent physical and electrical barrier protection in corrosive environments and is amenable to spray-, dip-, or brush-application.
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.
An affordable metallic coating to protect surfaces at extreme environments and to reduce use of hexavalent chrome and cyanides
Our advanced coating technology, MaxShield, is made of metal alloys. Carbon steel coated in MaxShield performs almost similar to such expensive superalloys as Hastelloy in corrosive environments. Global companies have successfully tested MaxShield. Adoption of MaxShield is not expected to incur a high capital cost.
MELD: a scalable, no-melt method for printing for large metal parts
MELD®, a no-melt method for printing for large scale metal parts, is one of the newest and most innovative technologies to enter the additive manufacturing market. Since being named most disruptive new technology globally by the prestigious R&D100 organization, the company behind this technology keeps making record breaking news.
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.
Novel Diamond Like Nanocomposite (DLN) Coatings
NCD Technologies will engineer and optimize our diamond like nanocomposites (DLNs) to meet the needs of this challenge. We have been able to develop novel coating for other previously uncoatable materials to create new solutions. We can meet the needs of this topic.
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.
Post-Process Surface Finishing and Optimization of Additively Manufactured Nickel-Based Superalloys
This novel technology is a combinatory process capable of surface finishing additively manufactured nickel-based superalloys to increase surface condition, component life, mechanical performance, and fatigue life.
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.
Olomouc, Czech Republic
KeyLock - product authenticity control system
Using an advanced detection method, KeyLock uses a unique two-component system (thus "key"+"lock"), in which one component (a molecule) is added to a product or its part and another one serves as its unique counterpart. Matching couple gives a unique signal on detecting device (tabletop, and available).
Hybrid Copper-Coated Carbon Nanotube Structures for Multifunctional Coatings
SkyNano will combine our core competency in the production of low-cost CO2-derived carbon nanotubes with Prof. Dustin Gilbert's laboratory's expertise in electroless Cu coating of materials to produce multifunctional Cu-coated CNTs for applications in bioactive coatings with antimicrobial and antiviral behavior.
spotLESS Anti-Fouling Surface Coating
Our solution is an easy-clean, anti-fouling, liquid-, and sludge-repellent coating that can be spray-coated onto different surfaces in ambient conditions within minutes. Our coating makes it possible to prevent fouling from bacteria, blood, urine, feces, and mineral buildup for a broad range of surfaces.
SprayVision - coating process digitalization and optimization
Sprayvision is a technology for the digitalization of coating processes, and consists of a combination of hardware and software. This technology enables users to better understand the performance of their coating lines and to optimize the parameters on the basis of the data collected.
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.
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.
Multilayered gradient thick anti-corrosive coating on Zirconium oxides base
Creation of Zr-ZrO2 coating with thickness up to 500 µm by high-speed electron beam evaporation of zirconium from four sources in the zone of Ar-O2 plasma cloud enables to perform reaction of Zr metal oxidation on nano-level. Regulation of process parameters allows getting Zr-ZrO2 composition.
Bison High Alumina Resin - Ultra High Temperature Ceramic Material
Complex geometries and high resolution details are possible when 3d printing in Bison High Alumina UV curable resin. It can print at 25 micron layer thickness and 57 micron pixels and is heat tolerant to over 1750C and has high thermal shock tolerance.
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.
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.
Multi-functional Compounds for Coatings
TriMiS has developed a proprietary customizable platform to produce long-lasting and high efficacy anti-mold, antimicrobial and antiviral coatings. Our polymeric coatings are using controlled release technology to prevent the growth of microorganisms. The coating lasts a lot longer under harsh environmental conditions and remain fully compliant with regulations and standards.
Microwave Assisted Catalysis (MAC) System
The MAC system is a modular, compact, and turnkey reactor system that converts remote associated natural gas resources into value-added chemicals, like benzene, toluene, and xylene, as an alternative to flaring. The system uses novel microwave-assisted catalytic technology that enables on-demand chemical production compared to traditionally heated catalytic systems.
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.
Catalytic Upcycling of Hydrocarbon Polymers to High Value Unsaturated Compounds
This catalytic plastic upcycling technology can be used at moderate temperatures (250°C to 400°C) with high selectivity and significantly reduced energy expenditure compared to current catalytic processes. This technology produces materials that have a higher value than the waste material from which they are derived and eliminates the typical hazardous waste associated with catalytic upcycling.
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.
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.
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.
PointSpace: a volume-based method for capturing and rendering 3D spaces
PointSpace is a volume-based rendering software that allows users to create immersive, interactive 3D models of objects and spaces. PointSpace is Unity3D plugin and enables faster, lower-cost creation of more realistic 3D environments with lower GPU requirements. PointSpace has cross platform support and runs in VR, desktops, and portable devices.