NanoMech Inc., (
), was founded in 2002 and offers advanced engineering materials through nano-inspired and nano-manufactured product development. Today the company has given to the world breakthrough nano-engineered innovations in machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech brings ideas from innovation to implementation, introducing nanomanufactured products to market. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, a public/private collaboration with the aim of doubling the speed and reducing the cost of discovering, developing, and deploying new advanced materials. NanoMech is also a member of the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, (
) both based in Washington, DC.
With almost $7 billion in sales, Cameron (
) is a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Leveraging its global manufacturing, engineering and sales and service network, Cameron works with drilling contractors, oil & gas producers, pipeline operators, refiners and other process owners to control, direct, adjust, process, measure and compress pressures and flows. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Cameron employs over 23,000 people worldwide, with major locations in Houston and Little Rock, Arkansas.
About nGlide and TriboTuff:
nGlide is a proprietary patent pending technology platform. The TriboTuff formulation is a new product solution drop-in concentrate formulated to fight friction and wear between mating components under boundary lubrication. The nano- inspired multi-component additives enable TriboTuff to enter tight tolerances and into the asperities, which on a microscopic scale appear as hills and valleys. Designed as an open architecture macro-molecular dispersion for hydrocarbon supply chain, nGlide creates flexible commercial solutions like TriboTuff to meet end-user applications. nGlide provides three lines of defense by attaching to the surface owing to the polar organic capping chemistries, forming robust and adherent tribofilms that are sacrificed preferentially to the underlying material, and providing physically-active transfer films due to the shearing of unique macro-molecular architectures. This additive is architectured to provide instant tribological advantages. This characteristic is unlike the traditionally used anti-wear, extreme pressure additives that require a certain temperature and/or pressure for the molecule to decompose and form products that deposit on the metal surface as films. Our macro-molecular lubricant innovation uses a nano-inspired unique and multiple patent pending manufacturing synthesis technique that transforms simple molecules into multicomponent, multifunctional, active macromolecules to fight friction and wear between mating mechanical components.