Mechnano, a US company pioneering a new way to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in additive manufacturing materials will present tomorrow at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference in Orlando, Fl.
Mechnano Co-Founder and CEO Steven Lowder will be part of the Innovation in AM Materials Panel Discussion on Wednesday, May 5 at 1:30 PM.
On Thursday, May 6, Mechnano Director of Technology Olga Ivanova, PhD., will give two presentations, sharing information about their break-through technology to process CNTs into a discrete form, disperse them throughout an AM material without re-clumping, and even functionalize them to bring many new valuable material properties into play. The first presentation, at 10:30 AM, will be on the topic of Molecular Level Programming of Carbon Nanotubes to Enhance Performance of AM Materials. The second will follow at 11:15 AM, discussing Radiation Curable Dispersion for Fabrication of Static Dissipative Components.
“By focusing on the nanoscale, or the molecular level, we are able to make exponential improvements in AM materials at the macro-level,” says Lowder. “We’re thrilled to share how these advances bring greatly increased mechanical properties. In plastics, we’re already adding electrical properties without degrading the mechanical properties. Soon we’ll improve and add thermal properties, embed optical properties, and even add properties like magnetism. It’s a truly revolutionary time for AM materials.”
The AMUG Conference brings together engineers, designers, managers, and educators from around the world to share expertise, best practices, challenges, and application developments in additive manufacturing.
Founded by Scott Gillette and Steven Lowder, Mechnano is a US company based in Arizona that has patented a new way to use carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in additive manufacturing materials. The company has developed a proprietary technology that allows for exponential improvements of AM materials with properties that were previously thought impossible. You can learn more at mechnano.com.