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NanoMech Industries obtains patent for nGlide® hard particle technology

NanoMech Industries obtains patent for nGlide® hard particle technology
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NanoMech Industries announced a major advancement in nano-technology with the issuance of patent # 9,902,918 for nGlide® hard particle technology.

“This is a revolutionary development for nano-technology and a significant milestone for NanoMech,” said Jim Phillips, chairman and chief executive officer, NanoMech. “nGlide® hard particle technology enables immediate performance improvements 300% and beyond to virtually all machines, and also enables a future generation of higher performance and more efficient machines. Simply put, we are making the impossible possible.”

The nGlide® hard particle technology patent creates a whole new category of next-generation additive systems in the Nanoverse™ which opens a new atlas in applications for automotive, trucking, railroad, heavy-duty agricultural and military vehicles, aerospace, marine, racing, robotics, and all machine performance industries, the company said.

“This patented technology ushers in an unsurpassable suite of the next generation dramatic improvements to products such as motor oils, gear oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, bearing lubricants, antifriction and anti-wear coatings, and heavy-duty greases, to name a few,” the company said in a statement.

The nGlide® hard particle technology is now being incorporated into all Nanomech industrial-grade products. AtomLube® and AtomOil® are two new products coming into the retail market with this patented technology. These products will significantly increase the performance, efficiency, sustainability, speed, horsepower, noise reduction, agility, and safety of all vehicles, NanoMech said.

This patented platform is based on surface engineering using hard particles, such as nano-engineered, multi-functional lubricant additive packages, including in the patent, synthetic diamond, cubic zirconia, silicone carbides, metal borides, metal carbides, metal nitrides, metal oxides, metal silicides, rare earth metal materials, carbon-based materials, and many more. This is different from other available lubricant additive technologies by approaching wear and friction mechanisms at the nano-scale to target wear and friction at their initiation, surpassing the capability of any existing technologies on the market, the company claims.

This additive system works well by itself and also with existing lubricant additives. Unique tribofilms formed by this product can withstand tremendously increased load and temperature ranges without failing, while reducing friction between critical mechanical components well beyond that of typical solutions. The invention focuses on changing shapes of materials at nano-metric levels to meta-stable structures, precision controlled by mechanical and chemical energy balances and surface area equilibriums. These superstructures mimic the evolving surface and adapt to its changing requirements as the surfaces shift from pure hydrodynamic conditions to extreme boundary conditions where significant damage happens. They align creatively on the surface forming a self-replenishing and regenerative film, unlike any permanent coatings. The unique capability to align materials of any kind (solid to liquid, organic to inorganic, bio-friendly to space friendly) at nano-scale is the most powerful code to unlock the potential of materials.

“This invention opens arrays of codes to design and develop super-structured materials which will be the building blocks of machines. This presents the best case of applied materials to benefit all machines of today, and mass production of advanced automobiles, trucks, aircraft, robots, drones, spacecraft, nanobots for medicine, and many others,” said Arpana Verma, chief science officer of NanoMech Industries.