Hybrid materials usually include compounds consisting of two constituents, engineered at the molecular level. Traditionally, the combination of compounds would maintain an inorganic and organic synthesis. Integran's advanced, metallurgical nano-technology platforms (Nanovate) leverage processes that allow for the homogenous combining of materials, focusing on the manipulation of structure on the nano-scale. These processes include nano-on-polymers and nano-on-metals enhancement capabilities
Decades of advanced materials research and development have led to a vast portfolio of proprietary processes that have revolutionized the manufacturing of both polymer-based and nano-metal-based hybrid structural components. These processes continue to actuate the true potential of metallurgical nanotechnology; enabling never-before-seen performance characteristics in critical parts across a suite of vital industries -- a feat that has yet to be replicated in any sector.
The Future of Hybrid Structural Components
Nanovate-NV (also known as Nanovar) is a low thermal expansion, very hard nanometal surface coating that's especially well suited for carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite tooling. Because of its higher yield strength, wear and fatigue resistance, resilience and thermal-shock resistance, it provides improved performance and longer tooling life. Download the Nanovate NV brochure here.
Nanovate-NS is a coating designed to protect composite and metal parts from rain erosion, sand erosion, and other wear damage. Nanovate-NS can be selectively applied, allowing performance to be delivered where it is needed, and performs well on composites under a wide variety of environmental conditions. It is currently being applied to high volume components in the aerospace and industrial sectors. Download the Nanovate NS brochure here.
Nanovate-NP (structural plating on plastics) combines high strength nano-crystalline metal coatings on injection molded plastics, resulting in lighter, stronger, more durable parts than aluminum. A wide array of polymers can be used, including ABS, Nylon, PEEK, SLS, SLA, and FDM. Learn more.
Nanovate Technology Processes Applicable to Structural Hybrid Components:
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