Nanotechnology deals with tiny particles and systems whose size ranges from single nanometers (one thousandth of a micron to one millionth of a micron) to thousands of nanometers. It is quite important to notice that nanotechnology refers not only to the minute size of particles but also takes into consideration their structure and their ability to be manipulated. In other words, the smaller the material the better the chances of influencing its properties under certain conditions in relation to its properties in the macro level.
The goal of nanotechnology is to develop products with unique and special physical and chemical characteristics that can function in a different manner than those products we are already familiar with.
From Interplate to Nanoplate
Being the innovative, creative and dynamic company that it is, Interplate has spun off a new enterprise called Nanoplate whose sole operation is the production of improved industrial and geometrical coatings, consulting and research and development in the area of nanotechnology. Nanoplate uses nanometric particles and incorporates them in plating processes of industrial and geometric designs in order to achieve new and improved qualities in the finished product.
Using its extensive experience in the realms of electrochemistry and electroplating Nanoplate offers new technologies of improved engineering coatings; not only do they conform to strict environmental codes but they also offer better performance under heavy-duty conditions and better corrosion resistance and lower friction coefficients etc.
Based on the comprehensive experience of the company in the fields of electrochemistry and surface handling, it offers new technologies that can produce improved coated surfaces. These technologies have shown to produce better properties under mechanical stress tests, corrosion resistance and lower friction coefficients. The new technologies have proven to be environmentally-friendly under all phases of the production process – they save time and money and require less energy to operate, they elevate and make manufacturing more effective for engineers looking for the next generation of their products.
Connecting Quantum Dots
Particles ranging in size from 5 – 40 nanometer that are close in size to that of a single crystal. The known structure substance displays semi-conducting qualities, or sulfate/phosphate based particles.
The ability to control the exact dimension and a specific shape allows the engineer to get a particle with unique properties per particle. Thus, different particles originating from the same chemical substance will have different optical or electrical qualities depending on their exact size and shape.
The most standard shapes for particle manufacturing are: nano sphere, nano rods and core shell. There are many implementations using such particles in the medical realm and in the hi-tech industry. The ability to embed these particles together with the component surface area leads to multiple opportunities of creating a new line of products in many areas: renewable energy, laser technology, medical sensors and more.
Nanoplate has the capability to produce coatings that combine within them these special particles. During the development phase the specific particle is matched exactly to meet the client’s needs. An intelligent choice of particle in combination with an optimal manufacturing process leads the client to get the most technologically innovative, top-notch product.
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