Nanoscepter - Creating a Nanocoating on Materials Which Repels Water, Oil and Adhesives
Released this spring, the Nanoscepter is a machine which places a coating on
materials which repels water, oil, and other adhesive materials. For example,
A regular teflon coated frypan undergoes a teflon coating process. In this process
they glue grains of teflon together to make the coating, but the coating becomese
quite thick, normally around tens of microns thick. But the Nanoscepter creates
a coating which is only several nanometers thick. The coating is made up of
two structures, one which repels water and the other which repels adhesive materials.
The coating is heated and evaporated in a vacuumed environment, this process
chemically bonds the film to the substrate material. The coating is transparent
and colorless, so it can be used on glass, plastics and metals and it doesn't
affect the qualities of the substrate material. The coating improves materials
in a range of situations, especially where precision is required, including
coating nano-sized molds for clean removal of the cast, inkjet print heads for
better print quality and engine parts for water and oil repellence at high temperatures.
Run time 1.22 mins