Engineering functional systems at the nano scale.
Machine, Mold, Measure, and Place at the nano level with simple, powerful, and cost-effective methods.
We use PECM (pulse electrochemical machining) to machine with nanometer precision. Using electrical pulses in electrochemical reactions provides a cost-effective, scalable, and more precise alternative to other conventional forms of machining (such as photolithography).
Through the method of hot embossing, we can mold precise 3D geometries, such as those machined with PECM, in a scalable, cost-effective manner.
Interfacing to nano-devices and measuring signals is a practical problem that is encountered in nanotechnology since the signals are small and the noise can be large. Using Kalman filtering techniques combined with powerful analog to digital signal conversion techniques we can measure and communicate with high sensitivity and specificity changes to nano device’s electrical, mechanical and thermal properties as a result of an external stimuli.
Using an exclusively licensed process from the University of Delaware, we are paving the path for widespread integration of carbon nanotubes, grapheme and other nano particles into the products we use. This process is a first in the industry for its uniqueness, simplicity, scalability, repeatability and EHS. It comprises of a two step process that allows us to select and engineer the nano particle’s functionalization and deposition variables directly such that we can influence the resultant properties, allowing the substrate to display properties, allowing the substrate to display electrical, mechanical and thermal properties that they do not inherently possess. The process works on a wide array of non-conductive substrates such as natural and synthetic textile fibers, glass fiber, carbon fibers, polyamides, thermo plastics etc.