* denotes 2023 Innovation Award Winner
Elimination of microplastics and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) problems upon the disposal of single-use packagingOur technology focuses on PFAS and microplastics-free end-of-life for paper-based packaging materials. Biodegradable polymers were applied onto paper as a coating to create water and oil repellency, and performance such as physicomechanical, and thermal sealing tests for packaging applications are evaluated.
Allow the user to perform over 300 functional exercises with only one small peice of equipment.The Gem is a omni-idirectional, low profile board that with a switch of a latch can become a stable non-movable platform for incorporation a completely different set of movements along with bands.
AI-Based Quality Prediction and Root Cause Analysis SystemThe invention pertains to an AI-based system for analyzing various data obtained in previously executed manufacturing operations for performing product quality prediction and root cause analysis to determine possible root causes for production deviation resulted in a manufacturing process.
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Interactive Control System for Robot Manipulation with AR TechnologyWith intuitive interaction through AR glass, the human operator can monitor as well as control the industrial robot arm both on-site and remotely. Robotic tasks can be demonstrated by human in the augmented reality environment and the skill can be transferred directly to the robot arm for task execution.
Laser-Assisted Progressive Forming (LAPF) TechnologyLAPF technology integrates metal forming processes with laser heating to locally heat and soften sheet metal with a laser. The metal is then immediately deformed with a forming die to enhance formability and dimensional accuracy, prolong die fatigue life, and most importantly, enable lightweight product designs in various industries.
Smart Manufacturing by Digital Lean Enabled by MetaverseA novel application for production line optimisation performed in the Metaverse implemented with HKPC-patented industry 4.0 digital lean methodology and based on actual production line settings by virtualisation technology.
Dual-laser Hybrid Polishing TechnologyDuring the laser polishing process, a thin surface layer of the workpiece is melted and smoothed by laser radiation under an inert gas-filled atmosphere. This enables rapid polishing with high-quality surface finish, complex geometry, and high dimensional accuracy without material removal.
Cryogenic Helium Gas Flow MeterThe Hyperboloid LLC Cryogenic Gas Flow Meter combines superconducting technology with recently developed, inexpensive computer to make a robust instrument to measure cryogenic gas flows at densities down to 1/30 of an atmosphere. The cryogenic gasses include helium, hydrogen, nitrogen and liquified natural gas.
Revolutionary Affordable 3D Sand Printer for Metalcasting Agility, Lightweighting & Advanced MaterialsMetal castings are ubiquitous and 3D sand printing enables lightweighting and advanced materials, and is finally economical and environmentally friendly with LightSpeed's revolutionary BlueNanoTM technology! Enables production of replacement/legacy parts anywhere including forward areas from CAD when hard tooling/patterns are not available/worn/missing/obsolete.
Predictive Critical Mineral Measurement SoftwareCurrently, measurement of critical minerals (CM), such as rare earth elements (REE), are done in laboratory settings. This software uses neural network created algorithms to provide real-time concentration estimates of critical minerals in carbon ore. Output from this software is used to sort CM containing resources based on concentration levels.
EV-Powered Mobile 3D Concrete Printing of In Situ MaterialnecoTECH’s Rapid Concrete Deployment Machine (RCDM) enables rapid sustainment and structure printing. By developing a self-contained, self-powered vehicle, specifically designed to utilize both traditional concrete and our environmentally friendly and in situ alternatives, necoTECH can create a real-time, on-location, mobile concrete additive manufacturing system.
Advanced Manufacturing TechOrbital Composites marries robotics, 3D printing, software, composite materials, and mobility. Our unique and patented capabilities allow us to manufacture structures out of composite materials, such as carbon fiber, at faster rates, lower costs, higher volumes, and with customization that is not possible with incumbent manufacturing processes.
NanomandNanomand is a nanomaterial enabler; we produce functional nanobuilding blocks on demand using our novel microreactor-assisted printhead to enable our customers to manufacture nanomaterial-enhanced functional components and devices for a clean future.
NovoJet Printhead TechnologyNovoJet Printhead Technology is categorized by its ability to print industrial-grade, high-performance materials together in a single process for a wide range of 2D and 3D printed applications. Multi-material dentures being one of the first applications currently being developed with this technology.
passive contacless MicroWire sensor (based on bistable magnetic microwires)sensing technology based on bistable magnetic microwires utilising proprietary sensing method (patent application 4/22) allowing to overcome sensing obstacles in challenging environments (chemically aggressive environments, strong electric and magnetic fields, sensing in rotary equipment, design limitations). allowing contactless, realtime sensing of temperature, pressure, postion, vibration when (micro)size matters.
Steerable Spherical Wheel Based Dexterous Hand for Object Grasping and Within-Hand ManipulationThe Salisbury lab has developed a dexterous robotic hand with active fingertip surfaces for grasping and manipulation.
Compact subsea lidar for micro/mini ROVs and AUVsWe are developing a low cost underwater lidar system for use on small ROVs and AUVs. The lidar being developed is an RGB lidar which can produce a 3D color image of the ocean bottom. This is useful for subsea mapping, exploration, and conservation.
Accommodation Myopia Therapy Training Using Virtual Reality (VR) Head Mounted Device for Adolescents and ChildrenMyopia therapy using VR Head Mounted Device with a compact pancake lens and mechanical module for providing alleviate accommodating training of myopia to adolescents and children through practicing the ocular muscles
Mutual cognitive human-robot collaborative manufacturing systemThis innovation provides a reliable and efficient intelligent system for intuitive human-robot collaboration in many flexible manufacturing applications. It can achieve: 1) accurate holistic scene understanding of human intention, robot status, object and working environment; 2) safe human-robot interactions with adaptive strategies, and 3) vision-based cognitive human-robot planning.
Low temperature coating of metals and their oxidesDepositing noble metals like platinum on surfaces is a costly and complex step for industries manufacturing catalytic products. This technology allows thin-film deposition of refractory, noble metals or their metal-oxides at temperatures below 100 C in a simple and controlled manner, while current techniques require over 2000 C.
Simultaneous Imaging and Friction Measurement with In-Situ TribometerThis new device combines a tribometer’s ability to measure coefficient of friction with an AFM probe’s ability to directly image the topology of surfaces with nanometer resolution with minimum exposure of samples to the environment. See US patent #10,908,069.