Light energy cleans surfaces of paint and rust. A laser paired with beam delivery optics delivers light energy to the surface disrupting the bond creating a chip. It is vaporized as it is vacuumed up through the plasma and the particulate is captured in a filter for disposal.
Primary Application Area: Space, Defense, Mobility
Technology Development Status: Ready to Market
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8
Vetted Programs/Awards: The International Maritime Organization is concerned with pollution killing the ecosystem, impacting water sources. Portugal focused on the Blue Economy. SurClean participated in the BlueTech Accelerator and the Cleantech Accelerator during the startup phase, earning the clean, blue Sustainability certifications. SurClean won many pitch competitions for Business startup and development.
Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Showcase Booth #: M26, T26
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
External Funding to Date: 2015 - $1M - private investor; $50K convertible note pitch award, approximately $60K from 2012 to 2014 pitch contests awards; $120K convertible note value from friends and family 2013 to 2015; long term loan from American Laser Enterprises $489K