Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > NanoMech Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Test Nanolubricant Use in Machining Processes

Abstract:
Funds Will Optimize Novel Materials to Achieve Friction and Heat Reduction across Various Manufacturing Sectors

NanoMech Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Test Nanolubricant Use in Machining Processes

Springdale, AK | Posted on July 15th, 2010

The United States National Science Foundation has awarded NanoMech, Inc. a Phase 1 grant focused on applying NanoMech's proprietary and patent-pending nanotechnology innovations to improve machining and grinding processes across a broad range of applications in manufacturing.

According to the Department of Energy, the annual cost of friction and wear related energy and material losses is estimated to be 5% - 7% of national gross domestic product. In the United States, this amounts to nearly $1 trillion annually. The use of NanoGlide™, NanoMech's innovative nanolubricant, is expected to reduce significantly friction and heat generation at the machining interface, resulting in excellent surface finish, reduced thermo-mechanical damage and greatly improved surface integrity of the machined parts resulting in longer life and quality performance.

This is further recognition of NanoMech's unique processes, and builds on previous technical success in manufacturing nanosized additives for advanced lubrication with applications in all types of machines from windmill gear boxes to race car engines.

Jim Phillips, Chairman of NanoMech, commented, "This exciting project represents a direct advancement of the state of the art in research and development in this area, leading to effective technology transfer and commercialization of a new, more advanced nanomanufactured product. We are honored that one of the world's most prestigious agencies - the National Science Foundation - chose to award and fund this grant to NanoMech Corporation to help move the U.S. forward in leading important nanotechnology breakthroughs in smart manufacturing and the future of high-performance machines. This investment by the National Science Foundation will likely lead to significant additional innovation by NanoMech along with its industrial partners in the automotive, heavy-equipment, and energy industries to achieve dramatic advances in machining and manufacturing processes. The research will provide a sustainable Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) solution for a range of key infrastructure-related manufacturing industries such as heavy machinery, automotive, bearings, railways, electric motor casings, and much more. The potential economic benefit to the nation is enormous."

Keith Blakely, NanoMech's CEO, said "Inspiring process innovation and the competitiveness of US manufacturers is essential for the nation to come out of the current economic slump and provide sustainable economic growth. The potential of MQL to provide energy savings, positive environmental impact, and improved worker safety are vital goals while simultaneously achieving increased productivity. The proposed innovative research effort, invented at the University of Arkansas using the NanoGlide platform technology, is focused on revolutionizing and replacing recirculating lubricant systems, which are sources of excessive process and product variation, yield losses, and significant waste streams."

####

About NanoMech
NanoMech, a technology company based in Northwest Arkansas, is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative nanoparticle additives, nanoparticle-based coatings, and nano-enabled products. The company was recently recognized for “Excellence in Innovation” by the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information, please visit www.nanomech.biz.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
NanoMech
Bob Fink
479-582-2521


John Riggins
501-765-4999

Copyright © Business Wire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life August 20th, 2014

Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research: Nevidomskyy wins both NSF CAREER Award and Cottrell Scholar Award August 20th, 2014

Graphene may be key to leap in supercapacitor performance August 20th, 2014

Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer August 20th, 2014

Products

QuantuMDx announce prototype handheld lab for 15 minute malaria diagnosis and drug resistance testing April 23rd, 2014

Nanovations Sets new Benchmark in Automotive Windscreen Coating Durability: Nanovations new automotive glass coating Vision Protect, sets new benchmark in glass coating durability March 23rd, 2014

Tawada CleanTech to show fabric duct and eco cool coating in MegaBuild March 21st, 2014

NEI Introduces Self-healing Anti-corrosion Coating for Zinc-Plated and Galvanized Steel March 14th, 2014

Announcements

Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research: Nevidomskyy wins both NSF CAREER Award and Cottrell Scholar Award August 20th, 2014

Graphene may be key to leap in supercapacitor performance August 20th, 2014

Newly-Developed Nanobiosensor Quickly Diagnoses Cancer August 20th, 2014

Ultrasonic Waves Applied in Production of Graphene Nanosheets August 20th, 2014

Industrial

Iranians Find Novel Method for Processing Highly Pure Ceramic Nanoparticles August 12th, 2014

PerkinElmer to Display Innovative Detection and Informatics Offerings at ACS National Meeting & Exposition Detection, Data Visualization and Analytics for Chemistry Professionals August 8th, 2014

Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol: Highly reactive sites at interface of 2 nanoscale components could help overcome hurdle of using CO2 as a starting point in producing useful products July 31st, 2014

University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

Rice physicist emerges as leader in quantum materials research: Nevidomskyy wins both NSF CAREER Award and Cottrell Scholar Award August 20th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Receives the 2014 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for blueDrive Photothermal Excitation August 18th, 2014

AQUANOVA receives Technology Leadership Award 2014 FROST & SULLIVAN honors NovaSOL® Technology again August 12th, 2014

Focal blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields August 12th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE