Common Uses: Cutting and Machine tools are an essential part of our modern world. Whether it’s an aerospace engineer assembling a Boeing 747, or the machinist on a CNC machine making ear ring parts, or a parent at home repairing a bicycle, they all have something in common. End mills, chamfers, drill bits, hand saws; all cutting tools get dull and wear out. In many high-end machining applications cutting tools can break and disrupt a critical and expensive manufacturing process. Craftsmen know that quality cutting tools are worth their weight in gold and smart companies look for ways to extend the life of their cutting tools. Graphene technology brings a new dimension to cutting and machine tools by increasing the TRS (Transverse Rupture Strength). TRS improves strength without sacrificing hardness and ductility. A small amount of graphene applied to a carbide or tungsten-carbide-cobalt mixture can increase TRS, which can increase in tool performance by 80% to 100% or more.
In tests on a proprietary 10-blade chamfer tool our tungsten-carbide-cobalt graphene mixture increased TRS by 10%+ and improved tool life by almost 80%. That means less tool breakage, longer tool wear, less time changing tools, resulting in lower production costs and improved profits. When you consider the small amount of graphene product required for the result in performance, along with our low graphene prices, it makes sense to both you and your competitor.
Graphene Ventures works with cutting tool companies to help improve their products with graphene additives that improve tool strength, wear and overall performance.
Common Uses: A standout application for graphene technology is in the field of filtration and adsorption. Filtration generally means separation by membrane and adsorption means accumulating the waste target primarily by adsorption, much like a sponge adsorbs water.
Graphene’s properties offers strong yet configurable membranes to filter almost any target gas or liquid. In its raw form a graphene membrane is impervious, meaning filtration by design. Pore sizes can be so small as to filter viruses, bacteria or industrial gases, or large enough to provide deionized water, desalinated water and charcoal-graphene canisters for home water filters. Membrane filtration using graphene technology can also be more energy efficient than many of today’s sturdy membranes that require almost as much energy to pass the product through the membrane as is saved by the final product achieved.
Graphene adsorption can remove, hold and aid in the disposal of many of today’s workplace chemicals and hazardous waste, often easier than many of today’s mechanical disposal or recycling systems. Studies show that loose graphene and graphene balls can adsorb and hold even radioactive waste. Chemical, process and industrial waste, power plants and off-shore platforms are areas where graphene products as an adsorption medium is almost worth its weight in gold.
Common Uses: A small percent of raw graphene product mixed into raw plastics polymers can make a big difference in strength and performance, often double the strength. When weight is a function of performance, metals and iron are often used. Strong but lighter weight can mean improved efficiency, as in fuel economy versus the weight of a vehicle, or the amount of energy required to turn a heavy milling wheel. Stronger but lighter plastics using graphene technology can replace many heavy metal objects, due to their lower weight, lower shipping costs, and more energy efficiency design. Plastic sheeting, films and plastic parts can be made stronger when graphene material is added to the polymer.
Graphene Ventures is involved in the research of graphene plastic polymers for consumer and industrial applications. Graphene polymers are excellent candidate for protective films, conductive coatings and corrosive protection.