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April 24th, 2008

U signs technology agreement

Abstract:
The University will finalize an agreement today with a local nanotechnology company, allowing the use of faculty-developed technology to help start its business in the flood-damaged southeastern part of the state.

Under the agreement, the Rushford-based Rushford Hypersonic will be able to use nanoparticle film deposition technologies - used to strengthen industrial tools -developed by University scientists and engineers.

Daniel Fox, CEO of Rushford Hypersonic, said being able to use the University's patented technology will allow his business to have "a distinct competitive edge."

"We'll be able to make cutting tools that last longer and run cooler than anyone else," he said.

The main technology, called hypersonic plasma particle deposition, allows for coatings that can be applied to tools, making them last longer before needing replacement, Steven Girshick, a professor of mechanical engineering, said.

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