Congratulations to our partners, Colt Hockey, for meeting and exceeding their goal on Kickstarter to develop a higher performance and more durable composite hockey stick with PowerMetal Technologies. The project exceeded expectations with over $100,000 raised from almost 500 supporters.
Integran News Blog
Yesterday, Kickstarter launched in Canada, and one of the first products on there was uniquely Canadian: a better hockey stick! After 24 hours, the stick campaign is already 25% funded and is leading Kickstarter Canada as the most successful launch day campaign!
We announced yesterday a new patent covering plated plastic products that can withstand repeated, aggressive thermal cycles. Integran can achieve these high levels of adhesion using its state of the art polymer activation processes. Because Integran's customers are often looking for structural reinforcement of polymers, adhesion is critically important in order to effectively spread the loads between the metal exoskeleton and the polymer core. This is particularly important for our high performance applications that see significant thermal cycling, as is common is aerospace (lightweight brackets etc.), defense (housings for weight critical airborne optics, weapons and UAVs) and space applications (with heavy thermal cycle loads).
Today we announced another series of issued patents that protect our "structural plating on plastic" Nanovate NP platform. This approach is used to create lightweight, structural, EMI and magnetic shielded housings for electronics using an injection molded, machined, or rapid prototyped polymer with a structural Nanovate metal electroplated cladding on the outer surface.
We had a press release today that outlined progress we made in broadening our IP specific to biomedical applications. The main focus of the press release was to update everyone on a new patent specific to improving implant (stent) performance by optimizing the implant metal microstructure using our grain boundary engineering (GBE) technology. The press release was as follows:
Integran Technologies reached a big milestone recently by having our quality systems, which include the production of our high performance electroplated Nanovate metals, certified to the AS9100C:2009 standard. With aerospace manufacturing of a variety of products enabled with our Nanovate metals in our future, pursuing this certification was an easy decision.
Toronto-based Integran Technologies Inc. (Integran) today announced further advances in its “Structural metal plating on plastic"” technology (Nanovate™ NP) for enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the cost-effective manufacture of lightweight transportation parts.
Design Product News (DPN) has featured Integran's Nanovate coatings and how we improve the durability of different products. in particular, they write about: