HydroGraph announces filing of patent for carbon additive manufacturing process
The Hyperion detonation system — is ideal for commercial scale: compact and modular, the small footprint allows for deployment in a variety of scenarios.
April 29, 2022 By Canadian Manufacturing
VANCOUVER — HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of nanomaterials and alternative-energy fuels, has announced business updates and a new patent in its portfolio.
HydroGraph technology can reportedly manufacture strategic products such as the super-material graphene used in industries and alternative-energy fuels in high-demand, such as hydrogen. This is done through a patented process that achieves this at a reportedly affordable cost. Unlike conventional processes, HydroGraph’s process is also reportedly environmentally friendly. The technology — the Hyperion detonation system — is ideal for commercial scale: compact and modular, the small footprint allows for deployment in a variety of scenarios. The Company’s initial go-to-market product of graphene, with hydrogen production process in development, marks the beginning for a platform of products in the advanced materials and energy spaces.
HydroGraph Business Updates:
- HydroGraph management team has begun implementing the company’s operational and strategic growth plan after completing a 90-day strategic review.
- The Manhattan, KS manufacturing plant is on pace for commercial scale production for Q3 of this year.
- HydroGraph leadership will be attending The Advanced Materials Show at the NEC Birmingham, Marston Green, Birmingham, UK, on June 29-30, 2022.
Carbon Additive Manufacturing Patent Enables HydroGraph to Bring Superior 3D-Printing of Carbon Fiber to Market
HydroGraph has added to its growing technology portfolio with a Carbon Additive Manufacturing license, opening up the application of the company’s graphene into a range of new markets from sports parts to engineering resins.
The “Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites” patent, licensed to HydroGraph, provides for the company’s graphene to be used in 3D-printing, a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
3D Printing, or “Additive Manufacturing,” uses computer-aided-design (CAD) software or a 3D object scanner to deposit material layer upon layer in precise geometric shapes. It is “additive” in that it does not require a block of material or a mold to manufacture physical objects, which means less environmental impact than traditional manufacturing.
HydroGraph’s graphene (a two-dimensional form of carbon) can be used as the carbon “additive,” supporting a manufacturing process that enables the creation of lighter, stronger parts, and systems that can produce objects at a lesser expense. This type of Carbon Additive Manufacturing (CAM) has been widely used in the production of bicycle parts, athletic footwear, earbuds, dental resins, engineering resins, and more.
“This really is revolutionary when it comes to the 3D printing of carbon fiber,” notes Dr. Dong Lin, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Kansas State University. HydroGraph has the worldwide exclusive license from Kansas State University to produce both graphene and hydrogen through their patented detonation process. Dr. Lin leads a team of researchers at K-State focused on 3D printing of carbon fiber composites.
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