Materic custom designs and manufactures advanced materials. We apply our expertise in electrospinning, nanoparticle separation, textile treatments, 3D printing materials, specialty inks, and microencapsulation to our own product lines, as well as taking on custom manufacturing projects for our customers. Our team of scientists, engineers, and designers assist in all phases of product development, from ideation, to prototyping, to scaled manufacturing.
Danae provides 3D printing services for parts, prototyping, and manufacturing. Danae has a suite of 3D printing technologies, including for selective laser sintering (SLS), fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), and digital light processing (DLP). Its team includes CADD designers, additive manufacturing engineers, and 3D printing technicians who specialize in developing prototypes to specification.
DiPole Materials designs, prototypes, and manufactures custom nanofiber materials. These include piezoelectric yarns for battery-free sensors in consumer and military smart textiles, gelatin-based nanofiber BioPapers for 3D bioprinting and regenerative medicine, and high-performance face mask filtration membranes. In addition to the development of in-house products, Dipole offers contract electrospinning Research & Development, scale-up, and toll manufacturing services to bring new nanofiber products to market.
Synteris provides an alternative additive manufacturing (AM) approach to making non-oxide ceramic parts (carbides, nitrides, and borides). The approach synthesizes non-oxide material in-situ, as opposed to directly laser melting ceramic feedstock powders. The technique known as Selective Laser Reaction Sintering (SLRS), incorporates laser-induced reactions between our reactive precursor system and a gaseous atmosphere to synthesize an array of carbides or nitrides by altering the reactant gas and precursor constituents. This results in formation of net-shape parts that circumvent traditional processing challenges.
Abri Science uses specialized encapsulation technology to protect sensitive components from harsh environments. For example, Abri’s microencapsulation solution not only protects enzyme supplements from the extremely acidic conditions of the digestive tract, but also creates a favorable environment for enzymes.
NanoDirect develops proprietary, cost-effective technologies in nanoparticle processing and purifications. NanoDirect’s first commercialized solution, silver nanowire dispersions, is in advanced trials for flexible display integrations at leading electronics companies. The NanoDirect team specializes in material analysis and characterization consulting services, and partners with key industry leaders in custom materials manufacturing.
SciGenesis specializes in creating, combining, and integrating technologies to impart multifunctional properties to cosmetics and textiles. SciGenesis has developed flame retardant, heat reflective, and insect repellant textile treatments and cosmetic materials designed to protect soldiers and other responders.
Hygelix is developing a process for the production of aligned nanofibers in a scalable format. Existing commercial electrospinning equipment can only produce nanofibers at scale in random orientations. Aligned nanofiber products are typically limited to very small samples. Hygelix’s technology enables continuous production of aligned electrospun fibers, which allows for anisotropic material characteristics useful for smart textile and biomedical applications.
Ceravin is developing technology for the additive manufacturing of oxide ceramic materials. Unlike many other ceramic printing methods, Ceravin’s process does not require a binder and is able to create parts that are near-net in shape and less prone to impurities. Additionally, this low-cost printing can be done in atmosphere and at high resolution.
Novisano is a bioprinting company that is combining traditional 3D printing techniques with nanofibers for specialty tissue scaffolding.
Lithinity is developing novel lithium-selective metal organic framework (MOF) technologies. The company is applying its technology to new commercial tools designed to increase domestic supplies of mined lithium and enable development of more efficient and powerful lithium-based batteries.