* denotes 2023 Innovation Award Winner
Conductive Copper InksWe manufacture conductive copper inks that are solderable, anti-corrosive and antioxidative that can be sintered at as little as room temperature. Our solutions are positioned to replace silver, which dominates a 3.5 billion dollar market. Applications include hypersonics, medical devices, photovoltaics, wearables, sensors, antennas and more.
A single step seamless digital solution for autonomous hybrid remanufacturing and repair: from 3D scanning to path planning.ElementX is single-step seamless digital solution for automated inspection and repair of damaged components. ElementX produces hybrid additive subtractive manufacturing path planning based on 3D scanned equipment for automated repair using computer numerical control systems. Our solution brings eyes to advanced manufacturing systems to produce an automated remanufacturing tool chain.
Method to Separate Heavy Rare Earth Elements from Kaolin Mining WasteGeorgia State University researchers invented a cost-competitive efficient method of separating mineable concentrations of heavy rare earth elements from waste generated when mining kaolin deposits in Georgia (GA) and elsewhere. Kaolin is a clay deposit mined to the order of over 7 million tons per year domestically (a $1B industry).
A new coating additive that enables the environment-friendly water-based wood stainsWe invented a new coating additive that enables manufacturers to switch to more environmentally friendly water-based stains without sacrificing the performance or drastically increasing the cost. This will help significantly reduce the usage of oil-based wood stains that contain flammable and hazardous volatile organic solvents.
3D Sand Printer for Metalcasting Agility, Lightweighting & Advanced Defense MaterialsMetal castings are ubiquitous and require low life cycle energy. However, traditional sand casting is limited in its design freedom. 3D sand printing enables lightweighting and advanced defense materials, and is finally economical and environmentally friendly with LightSpeed's revolutionary BlueNanoTM technology!
Copper and tin 3D-printing ink for electronicsThe Naval Surface Warfare Center has invented a new ink for 3D-printing electronic components. The ink is primarily copper, which has outstanding conductivity, but is technically a bronze alloy, as tin is added for its very low melting point.
Sustainable Self-powered Textiles and Manufacturing TechnologyAn innovative smart functional self-powered textile with excellent electrical properties, breathability and softness and its manufacturing process using traditional textiles, functional textile materials, and 3D pattern structure that matches the style of human motion for sustainable and wearable energy and electronic applications.
Smart Electric-generating Carpet with Self-Powered Sensing Systems and Manufacturing TechnologyA new type of smart electric-generating carpet with self-powered sensing systems and inherent textile features that can harvest ubiquitous mechanical energy and convert them to electric energy, and its manufacturing process combining material science and textile technology is simple and scalable.
iActive: Intelligent Active-Perspiration ActivewearBeyond existing activewear, iActive is faster and more controllable in removal of sweat using nature-inspired technologies, including low-voltage-driven artificial “sweat glands” and a root-like branching liquid transport system that matches the body’s sweat map. This intelligent activewear delivers all-day comfort, dryness, light weight, and breathability to improve performance and endurance.
Multifunctional Janus ParticlesA scalable approach to production of clickable Janus particles.