EXTENSION OF NSF SBIR PHASE II PROJECT
Nano3D Systems, LLC is engaged in a Small Business/ERC Collaborative Opportunity (SECO) with the Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems as an extension of its current NSF SBIR Phase II project. The collaboration will advance NANO3D’s eLOCOS(TM) platform technology in novel applications of 3D electro-thermal systems for the reduction of energy consumption in the transportation industry.
The collaboration will advance NANO3D’s eLOCOS(TM) platform technology in novel applications of 3D electro-thermal systems for the reduction of energy consumption in the transportation industry.
Over 25% of the energy consumed by the United States goes towards transportation, and a great majority of the money spent on this energy is spent on fossil fuels. By increasing the power density of mobile electrified systems, the Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS) wants to conserve nearly 80 million gallons of fuel per year from on-highway vehicle usage alone. The widespread adoption of electrified vehicles will produce both immediate and long-term economic and environmental benefits. In order to gain acceptance, electrified vehicles need to be competitive both in performance and costs to petroleum-powered cars & trucks.
The technical challenges posed by POETS goal are substantial, and Nano3D Systems believes eLOCOS(TM) solutions can play an integral role in the development of power-dense mobile electrified systems. In the short term, Nano3D Systems provides access to unique plating formulas and cost-reducing conformal plating technology. POETS consortium members now have a ready source of customizable, high-tech metallization options, including the Invar, an alloy whose physical properties are particularly suited to address the challenges inherent to thermally-limited systems. POETS explicit mission is to commercialize the results of successful research projects and Nano3D Systems’ facilitates the lab-to-production transition by the commitment to scalability and cost containment that is built into the eLOCOS(TM) system.