TECHNOLOGY:  

Self-forming coating from two-sided flat nanoparticles

AFFILIATION:   TriboTEX, Colfax, Washington, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Transportation
Tech Readiness: TRL 6

Tech Brief: Flat nanoparticles with two functionally different sides(sticky/slick) form functional friction reducing and wear reversing films during normal operation of mechanisms. Wide applicability in mission critical applications ranging from improving performance and longevity of gearboxes, engines, and firearm barrels to heterogeneous catalysts and drug delivery.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Fuel cost on remote missions reach extreme numbers and reliability of long-running power producing components is a factor that many lives depends on. Extension of longevity in any friction partners from engines and gearboxes to guide bearings and firearm barrels with no downtime is a sought after property. Military is an early adopter and among most likely industries to have high return on investments.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Website: http://www.tribotex.com/
Booth Number: T415