Nanomechanics, Inc. is proud to announce “NANO:30” - a year-long celebration marking thirty years of progress in nanomechanical instrumentation.
Warren Oliver and John Pethica founded Nano Instruments, Inc. in 1983 to develop and market the Nano Indenter, a novel instrument designed to measure the mechanical properties of materials with sub-nanometer displacement resolution and nano-Newton force resolution.
Nano Instruments, Inc. was acquired by MTS Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: MTSC) in 1998, and MTS Systems’ Nano Instruments group was sold to Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) in 2008. Agilent Technologies continues to provide a line of nanomeasurement products including the Nano Indenter G200 and the T150 Universal Testing Machine. Warren Oliver cofounded Nanomechanics, Inc. in 2009, where innovative instrumentation and technologies continue to be developed to serve the research and development interests of the academic and industrial communities.
In the thirty years since Nano Instruments was founded, the technology, market, and applications have all advanced considerably.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the last thirty years”, said Chairman and CEO John Swindeman. “Depth Sensing Indentation has made significant contributions to a wide range of applications, from hard-disk thin films to semicon, polymers, and biomaterials. The recent extension of these instruments to in-situ studies, coupled with the tremendous capabilities of FIB and other nanofabrication techniques, is driving very exciting and novel explorations of fundamental material properties.”
Nanomechanics, Inc. President and founder, Dr. Warren Oliver said; “I have been at this for thirty years and I am still excited about the technology. Nanomechanical testing has a bright future with the need for innovative, creative people focused on providing workable solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications.”
Nanomechanics plans a year-long celebration with special events, new product releases for the InSEM line of in-situ mechanical testing instruments, and a culminating symposium in July 2014.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.
Nanomechanics, Inc. was founded in 2009 and provides instrumentation, lab services and consulting to a broad range of clients in academics, research, and industry. The staff at Nanomechanics pioneered the Nanoindenter in the 1980’s and have been at the forefront of nanomechanical testing for 30 years. Applications for Nanomechanics’ products and services include materials science, semiconductors, biomaterials, polymers, MEMS, nanofabrication, nanostructured materials, thin films, coatings, and a variety of other research and commercial interests.