HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of high-quality nanomaterials and alternative-energy fuels, revealed that it has secured a carbon additive manufacturing patent.
According to Dr. Dong Lin, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Kansas State University, the patent will prove to be revolutionary for 3D printing of carbon fiber. Kansas State University has granted HydroGraph a worldwide exclusive license to produce graphene and hydrogen using their patented detonation process. Dr. Lin leads a team of K-State researchers working on 3D printing carbon fiber composites.
Carbon Additive Manufacturing
HydroGraph has added a Carbon Additive Manufacturing license to its growing technology portfolio, allowing the company’s high-quality graphene to be used in a variety of new markets ranging from high-performance sports parts to engineering resins.
The patent “Additive Manufacturing of Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites,” licensed to HydroGraph, allows for the use of graphene in 3D printing.
HydroGraph’s graphene (a two-dimensional form of carbon) can be used as the carbon “additive,” enabling the creation of lighter, stronger parts and systems that can produce objects at a lower cost. Carbon Additive Manufacturing (CAM) of this type has been widely used in the production of bicycle parts, athletic footwear, earbuds, dental resins, engineering resins, and other products. CAM has enormous future applications in the automotive and aerospace industries due to the strength of the products and bonding – twice the tensile strength of conventional methods – as well as fuel consumption advantages due to its light weight.
This license, along with other licensed technologies and R&D innovation, helps HydroGraph maintain its lead in the graphene space. The US patent is No. 11,254,048 B2 and is registered with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
“The company intends to bring graphene enhanced carbon fiber composite to market. Our long-term goal here is to implement graphene in additive manufacturing to commercialize carbon fiber and this is one successful step closer.”– Kjirstin Breure, President at Hydrograph
About HydroGraph: HydroGraph Clean Power Inc. was founded in 2017 to fund and commercialize green, cost-effective processes to manufacture graphene, hydrogen and other strategic materials in bulk. The company owns the worldwide exclusive license from Kansas State University to produce both graphene and hydrogen through their patented detonation process.
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