Plating Technology Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded a research and development contract by NanoBlox Inc. for a joint study of nanodiamond applications for metal finishing. The project is part of an Army research contract with NanoBlox to determine if the unique purity of the company’s nano material has a new potential for a more lubricious and greater wear surface in nickel platings. The nano material was acknowledged for its purity by the Army Research Laboratory prior to the award.
A variety of steel alloys will be plated and tested with and without the nano material for an in-depth comparison of the property changes.
“This project has been an exciting part of our expansion in the Dayton market,” says Kirk Urmey, Plating Technology CEO. “Building a new lab and adding production equipment solidifies our future in Dayton. The NanoBlox relationship is very promising. Their nanodiamonds have been proven to be the purest available, manufactured in the United States and now exclusive through Plating Technology for all metal finishing.”
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