NanoMech Industries Announces Patent For nGlide® Hard Particle Technology

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — July 26, 2018 — NanoMech Industries today announced a major advancement in nano-technology with the issuance of patent #9,902,918 for nGlide® hard particle technology.

Based on NanoMech’s nGlide® core technology, unlike any other material science technology existing on Earth, 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. 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, anti-friction and anti-wear coatings, and heavy-duty greases, to name a few. nGlide® hard particle technology is now being incorporated into all Nanomech industrial-grade products. AtomLube® and AtomOil® are two new products coming into retail with this patented technology. These products will significantly increase the performance, efficiency, sustainability, speed, horsepower, noise reduction, agility, and safety of all vehicles.

“This is a revolutionary development for nano-technology and a significant milestone for NanoMech,” said Jim Phillips, chairman and CEO, NanoMech. “nGlide® hard particle technology enables immediate performance improvements 300 percent 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.”

This patented new platform 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. This surpasses the capability of any existing technologies on the market. This conditions mechanical surfaces on the nano-scale (or sub-micron scale) by:

  1. Building a more robust surface, protecting film with greater coverage on contacting surfaces compared with those formed by traditional additives, which is extremely beneficial under extreme pressure conditions with boundary lubrication.
  2. Reducing activation time to shorten the machine’s break-in period.
  3. Smoothing wear inducing asperities and polishing contacting surfaces to reduce wear and friction dramatically increasing durability and sustainability.

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. This 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 new platform can be convergent-assembled and specially architected with other nGlide multi-component chemistries at the sub-micron scale. Therefore, it can be designed to fight friction and wear under extremely harsh conditions. The tribofilms formed by nGlide® and the corresponding self-replenishment mechanism are the last line of defense in the war of mechanical surfaces fighting severe friction and wear. Moreover, the new nGlide® atlas of products with multiple chemistries can be tailored to fit almost any end-user requirements, as a treatment to fully formulated lubricants or base lubricants. Successful productization and performance validation has been accomplished in the most severe conditions surpassing all existing lubricant systems for virtually any mechanical applications.

Dr. Arpana Verma, Chief Science Officer of NanoMech Industries, stated, “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.”

Posted July 27, 2018

Source: NanoMech