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STTR Phase I: Advanced Nanofluids for Grinding Minimum Quantity Lubrication

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98743
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010469
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoMech, Inc.
534 W RESEARCH CENTER BLVD FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701-6534
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STTR Phase I: Advanced Nanofluids for Grinding Minimum Quantity Lubrication
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1010469
Award Amount: $147,244.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop nanoparticle-based lubricant additives to enhance Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) in high-energy grinding. Nanoparticle-based lubricant additives for specific applications will first be synthesized. Then a special system to deliver tribofilms at the tool-workpiece interfaces for selective lubrication will be developed. This technology is expected to significantly reduce friction and heat generation at the machining interface, resulting in excellent surface finish and reduced thermo-mechanical damage while maintaining surface integrity of machined parts. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to provide nanoparticle-based lubricant additives and a delivery system for reduced cost, improved quality, and increased energy saving in a broad range of aggressive machining applications. This technology will also facilitate the replacement of re-circulating lubricant systems, which are sources of variation and significant waste streams.

Principal Investigator:

Dmytro Demydov
PhD
4797569999
dmytro.demydov@nanomech.biz

Business Contact:

Dmytro Demydov
PhD
4797569999
dmytro.demydov@nanomech.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

NanoMech
534 W Research Center Blvd Suite 220 Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 113682212
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Arkansas
232 Silas H. Hunt Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Contact: Dmytro Demydov
Contact Phone: 4797569999