NanoMech Receives 2006 Innovation Award


Coating Technology Recognized as One of the Most Innovative Micro/Nano Technologies of 2006

NanoMech, LLC has received an award from R&D Magazine for producing one of the 25 technologies of 2006. NanoMech won the award because of its cubic boron nitride coatings for cutting tools and wear applications. R&D Magazine and its Newsletter ran an inaugural MICRO/NANO 25 Competition to select the micro- and nanotechnologies of 2006. As stated by the newsletter’s editors, the products, procedures and inventions they chosen are “groundbreaking technologies which are very likely to have the largest impact on their precise sectors and society” Criteria used for choosing the winners contained the uniqueness of this technology, the price and performance that the tech exemplifies, and the creation compared to existing technology.

The award provides additional national and international fame for NanoMech and its own nanostructured coating technologies, following closely on the heels of the 2005 Excellence in Technology Award that NanoMech received before this season by Frost and Sullivan, a global consulting company known for its high speed study on market trends and new technology. In announcing the award, Micro/Nano Newsletter noted that the program of cBN nanoparticles “was proven to dramatically improve the price and effectiveness of the surface coatings of carbide cutting tools” This innovation promises to boost the machining productivity for producers who are searching for ways to make more.

NanoMech’s patented NanoSpray coating procedure involves physical spray of materials, such as nanoparticles, under the effect of an electric field. Nanoparticles are the tiniest scale materials presently available to scientists for industrial and industrial applications. They range in size from about 1/1,000feet to 1/10,000th the diameter of a human hair. From the NanoSpray procedure, the field enables deposition of the nanoparticles on the outside to form a uniform coat of desired depth on complex or simple, three dimensional geometries. Along with cutting edge tools and use applications, the business is pursuing important programs of this technology, such as anti-corrosion, lubricating, biocidal and biocompatible coatings, in addition to thin films to be used in microelectronics programs.

R&D Magazine noted that there’s been a flurry of activity from micro/nanotechnology, leading to “a slew of products, procedures, and possible device arrangements, all taking the promise of advancing upon current technology” The MICRO/NANO 25 Competition aimed to determine which of these represent true breakthroughs. The exclusive award recognizes “the very best of the finest in micro/nanotechnology innovations made in 2006.”