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U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Chief Scientist Tours NanoMech’s Factories and Laboratories

Springdale, Ark. – August 1, 2014.  Today, the Chief Scientist for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Dr. Timothy Persons visited Northwest Arkansas to meet with NanoMech and tour their facilities in Springdale and Fayetteville.  At the request of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Dr. Persons led a strategic forum on nanomanufacturing to explore participants’ views concerning
image02sl193fyKijb7khEk1o7PNrw: 1) the anticipated scope of future nanomanufacturing developments and related effects; 2) U.S. investments and competitiveness in nanotechnology R&D; 3) options for enhancing U.S. nanomanufacturing competitiveness; and 4) issues in addressing the environmental, health, and safety implications of nanomanufacturing.  As a result of key input from expert forum participants, which included NanoMech Chairman & CEO Jim Phillips, the GAO published a 2014 report titled Nanomanufacturing: Emergence and Implications for U.S. Competitiveness, the Environment, and Human Health (GAO-14-181SP).  Dr. Persons also wrote an Op-Ed for Scientific American titled Does the American Innovation System Need a Reboot? (A link to the full report can be found here.)

Dr. Persons visited NanoMech’s advanced nanomanufacturing plant and laboratories, including a tour of the 25,000 sq. ft. expansion that is underway and due for completion in September.

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Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech, Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee

Springdale, Ar. – July 29, 2014. Jim Phillips testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade at a hearing titled “Nanotechnology:  Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.”

Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) chairs the subcommittee and asked Phillips to share his personal experience as the head of a nano-manufacturing company, including real world challenges and choices that one in that position faces.  NanoMech creates higher value-added jobs in Arkansas, Texas and Michigan with a portfolio of advanced materials products that address nearly every sector of the economy.  NanoMech’s technologies can restore significant competitive advantage to U.S. manufacturers across many critical sectors, including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, adaptive chemistries for advanced textile coatings, indestructible metal surface coatings, biomedical implant coatings and strategic military applications.

“it is a rare privilege to have the opportunity to comment on the importance of advanced nano-manufacturing and restoring U.S. comptetitiveness quickly to revitalize our most important economic engine of innovation,” said Phillips. “The United States is locked in a moon race with other major countries trying to take the lead in material and bio science nanoscale engineering research, development and commercialization in what is sure to be the next industrial revolution of progress.”

NanoMech utilizes convergent assembly to nanoengineer tremendous improvements in many products, and through this process, what is shipped is no longer at nanoscale, but vastly superior to conventionally manufactured products.  At nanoscale, manufacturers

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NanoMech Welcomes Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal to Arkansas

Eisenhower Fellow Visits Springdale
as Part of Cross Country Tour

SPRINGDALE, AR – June 20, 2014. It is not every day that a Saudi Arabian Prince requests to visit a business in Northwest Arkansas, but that is just what happened recently when Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal piloted his own plane in to visit NanoMech. Prince Saud is the Deputy Governor for Investment Affairs, Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and President, National Competitiveness Center (NCC). He is responsible for enhancing the competitiveness of Saudi Arabia and is utilizing his Eisenhower Fellowship to investigate new approaches to sustainable economic growth, diversification, and exploring innovations to increase his country’s business potential.

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Jim Phillips, Prince Saud K. Al-Faisal and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe

NanoMech is recognized as a leader in innovation and technology. Their breakthroughs in nanomaterials and manufacturing include the first cubic boron nitride coating for machine tools and advanced nanoengineered lubricants. The company’s products have applications in very advanced machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, sustainable protective multi-functional coatings for textiles and other consumer products, strategic military applications and biomedical implant coatings. In the last year, NanoMech has been presented with the prestigious R&D 100 Award, the Edison Award and most recently, the Tibbetts Award, making it the only company in Arkansas’ history to sweep all three awards.

“This has certainly been an excellent year for NanoMech,” Chairman and CEO Jim Phillips said. “The company continues to gain momentum and it is the innovators who will help drive results, efficiencies and progress.” Phillips also noted, “Our groundbreaking products dramatically improve performance, durability and sustainability, while significantly decreasing costs to manufacture.”

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (www.compete.org) and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work. “In a world of transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech is at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability rich with innovation. Prince Saud is also a Director of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils which is keenly interested in innovation, especially nanotechnology.”

The Prince toured NanoMech’s factory, laboratories and world headquarters in Springdale and met with Mr. Phillips and Dr. Ajay Malshe, NanoMech’s CTO and Founder to discuss opportunities involving NanoMech’s revolutionary enhanced fossil fuel technology. A trip has been planned for Mr. Phillips and Dr. Malshe to visit key R&D facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Prince Saud also visited the Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering at the University of Arkansas. “The Institute of Nanoscience and Engineering is a major regional asset to The Region as nano engineering companies can utilize the vast array of scientific apparatuses and electron microscopes to help advance their technology and industry breakthrough products that increase America’s global manufacturing competitiveness,” Phillips said. NanoMech rents the Institute’s scanning electron microscope for surface morphology, cross-sectional analysis and elemental analysis. It uses the Institute’s transmission electron microscope for grain/crystal size analysis and elemental analysis, and its X-ray diffraction allows the firm to determine crystal structures/orientation for estimating crystalline.

As part of the visit to NanoMech, Prince Saud was provided a special tour of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art by Chairman and Founder Alice Walton. While on the museum tour, Prince Saud had the opportunity to also meet Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and members of the Crystal Bridges Board of Directors.

Prince Saud then visited with Governor Beebe and Phillips at the Capitol to talk about the economic impact companies like NanoMech have on the State’s economy and how the innovations that are developed as a direct result of the work they are doing position the State as a leader in groundbreaking technology and international commerce.

Governor Beebe had an engaging discussion with Prince Saud on the history of Saudi Arabia, it’s government, culture and business models.

About Eisenhower Fellowships
Eisenhower Fellowships exists to inspire leaders around the world to challenge themselves, to think beyond their current scope, to engage others, including outside of their current networks, and to leverage their own talents to better the world around them. The central operational responsibility is to find people who can envisage, as Dwight Eisenhower did, a more prosperous, just and peaceful world, and have the passion to pursue specific activities with real impact to achieve those goals.

About NanoMech
NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product development. NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to robust areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com.

NanoMech’s TuffTek® Chosen as Prestigious 2014 Tibbetts SBIR Award Winner

The United States SBA Selects TuffTek® as
Recipient of “ The Best in SBIR Award”


Ajay Malshe and Jim Phillips with EPA ProgramManager April Richards

Ajay Malshe and Jim Phillips with EPA Program
Manager April Richards

Springdale, Ark. – June 16, 2014. The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that NanoMech’s TuffTek® is a winner of the coveted 2014 Best in SBIR (Small
Business Innovative Research) Award. This award places TuffTek® in an elite class of innovative products and recognizes it as one of the most technologically significant
products introduced in the marketplace of the past year.

“This has certainly been an excellent year for NanoMech,” Chairman and CEO Jim Phillips said. “The company continues to gain momentum and receiving The 2014 Tibbetts Award as The Best in SBIR is a tremendous honor for the NanoMech team.”

Mr. Javier Saade, Associate Administrator for the SBA issued the following statement: “Today, we recognize the cream of the crop – those companies and individuals across the country that have used their SBIR funds to successfully advance technological innovation and stimulate economic growth.”

“We congratulate EPA SBIR recipient, NanoMech, on their 2014 Tibbetts award and are proud to have helped support their development and commercialization of innovative green manufacturing technologies that help protect human health and the environment,” said Environmental Protection Agency Program Manager, April Richards.

As the world economy begins to ramp back up, it is the innovators, Phillips notes, who will help drive results, efficiencies and ultimately profitability. “TuffTek® is a groundbreaking product that is manufactured using Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). When applied to cutting tools, TuffTek® dramatically increases the tool’s precision cutting performance, durability and sustainability while significantly decreasing the company’s costs to manufacture. It is a win-win product, for the customer, the market and the environment.”

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (www.compete.org) and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work. “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech and TuffTek® are at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – one that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing; but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

Ajay P. Malshe, CTO/Founder of NanoMech and inventor said, “TuffTek® has redefined and revolutionized the cutting tool industry by significantly improving the wear resistance of the tools as well as their precision and heat resistance, especially though world’s first cubic boron nitride (cBN) coated products. TuffTek® suite of products’ performance enhancement represent a monumental improvement in the cutting tools industry and are due in large part to the new products’ cBN and nano-composite patents using bioinspired and nano-engineered technology for advanced machining of energy, automotive and aerospace components. In addition the new coatings save valuable and increasingly scarce materials such as carbide and can even significantly reduce the useof oil in industry through dry cutting, saving some of the millions of gallons of oil coolants used in machining.”

NanoMech is the only Arkansas company to win The 2014 Tibbetts Award. In the last year, NanoMech has been recognized for winning The Edison Award and the R&D 100 Award as well, making it the only company in Arkansas history to sweep all three Awards.

The Tibbetts Award goes to the highest level of emerging technology companies and organizations in our Country. Previous winners have included Qualcomm, Symantec, iRobot, Genzyme Corporation, Goodrich, Northrup Grumman, the National Cancer Institute, Boeing, and many others. This year, previous winner Intuitive Surgical, Inc., who created the groundbreaking DaVinci Surgical System, a robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery system that has revolutionized the healthcare industry, received special recognition.

About the Tibbetts Awards

The Tibbetts awards are presented annually to those who are beacons of promise and models of excellence in high-technology. Winners are selected based on the economic impact of their technological innovation, and the extent to which that innovation served federal R&D needs, encouraged diverse participation and increase the commercialization of federal research. The Tibbetts Awards are presented to small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR Program:

  • to stimulate technological innovation;
  • to use small business to meet federal research and development needs;
  • to encourage diverse participation in technological innovation;
  • to increase commercialization of Federal research.

About the SBA
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans to start, grow and succeed with their own companies. The Agency’s mission is described as the three C’s: facilitating access to capital, providing counseling, and ensuring emerging business’s receive a quarter of Federal contract dollars.

About NanoMech
NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product development. NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to robust areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com.

NanoMech Named Edison Awards Winner

phillips-malshe-edison-award-smSpringdale, Ark. (April 18, 2014) – TuffTek by NanoMech has been named a 2014 Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“It’s exciting to see companies like NanoMech continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game‐changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” These award winners will be recognized April 30, 2014 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.

Added Jim Phillips, NanoMech CEO, “The TuffTek platform is the Company’s patented, award winning and nanoengineered advanced coating technology incorporated into cutting tools and wear parts for machining materials used in automotive, aerospace, energy and other sectors, and critical wear parts for machines and vehicles. Its novel bio-inspired surface architecture—designed to mimic a lotus leaf—is capable of self-sustained lubrication.  A tool or wear part coated with the TuffTek technology can outlast any similar tool on the market today.  TuffTek is a true R&D success story.”

TuffTek®  extreme wear resistant coating product lines of cutting tools and critical machine wear parts provide innovative solutions for enhancing machining productivity as high as 100-1000%  for many manufacturing applications, compared to traditional cutting tools, and machines most commonly used, as well as difficult-to-machine alloys such as pre-hardened steel, hardened steels, cast iron, and others which are the back bone of automotive and trucking, aerospace, military, earthmover and other strategic industries. This invention is a major sustainability solution as TuffTek® coated carbide significantly extends the life of tungsten, which is a mission critical strategic element for manufacturing in the U.S. and globally, but is significantly declining in availability. TuffTek® extreme wear resistant coating technology and products also allow dry or minimum-quantity-lubrication (MQL) machining operation where millions of gallons of machining liquid could be saved annually! The combination of exceptional wear resistance and unsurpassed toughness which as an invention is inspired-by-nature, brings TuffTek® cutting tools performance beyond any other cutting insert presently on the market.

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.

Dr. Ajay Malshe, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, was honored by the award and immediately thought of those with whom he has worked.  “NanoMech could not have received this prestigious award without the tireless work of our world-class team of scientists, including Dr. Wenping Jiang, Vice President of Manufacturing.  I would also like to thank the teams at the Nano Materials Science and Engineering Institute at the University of Arkansas, the National Science Foundations and the Environmental Protection Agency for their contributions over the years”.

NanoMech is an internationally recognized world-class nanomanufacturer with top award winning breakthrough innovations in machining, coatings, lubrication and strategic military applications.

In addition to the Edison Award Finalist honor in Materials Science, TuffTek has received numerous accolades and awards, recently receiving the coveted R&D 100 Award in November, 2013. The Company has also received the Frost & Sullivan Award for Excellence in Technology. The industry’s leading trade journal, Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine, has dubbed TuffTek as the “holy grail of coating” in a major article. Additionally, U.S. federal agencies have shown their support for the technology by awarding NanoMech project grants for various applications of the technology.  NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC.

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (www.compete.org) and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work.  “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess.  The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base.  NanoMech and TuffTek are at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – on that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing:  but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2014 Edison Awards are sponsored by Lpsos. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

NanoMech Breaks Ground on Global Campus

Production Factory to be Completed by July

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Springdale, Ark. (March 31, 2014) – Today NanoMech will host the Springdale Chamber of Commerce and are a leaders during its ground breaking ceremony, to be held at 2pm at the Springdale factory. The approximate 25,000 square foot building will triple the size of current operations and will serve as the
company’s world headquarters, with an anticipated completion date in September. While the new facility will connect to the existing building, the company has purchased the adjacent 7.3 acre tract for future development providing the company with the ability to expand on a contiguous 9 acre campus.
Miller Boskus Lack Architects, P.A. of Fayetteville, Arkansas, designed the new headquarters factory and labs. Arkansas based Kinco Constructors is the general contractor.

phillips-speach“NanoMech is a global nanomanufacturing company founded right here in Northwest Arkansas,” said NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips. “The new factory and expanded headquarters will also allow us to meet current demand for our products while advancing ongoing research and development efforts. This state-of-the-art, smart manufacturing facility and laboratories will further position our products and scientists as some of the best and most innovative in the world.”

”This advanced facility will allow us to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative products that people have only dreamed of before,” said Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, NanoMech Founder and CTO said. “Aggressive demand for our technology suggests the need for rapid scale-up production to meet government and private sector orders for our breakthrough products”. The initial production factory will be complete by July. NanoMech is located at 2447 Technology Way in Springdale, with additional offices in Dallas and Houston, TX and Detroit, MI, as well as an accounting and finance office at the University of Arkansas Research Park Enterprise Center.

NanoMech, founded in 2003, is the result of a successful public/private partnership (PPP) between the private sector, the State of Arkansas, major universities, and the federal government. State and city officials worked alongside company leadership to make the company’s new global campus become a reality. By focusing on execution, innovation completion, and directed investment, each NanoMech platform technology has reached commercial status and scalability, addressing multi-billion dollar markets while providing immediate disruptive and transformative improvements to existing products in the marketplace.

The editors of R&D Magazine awarded NanoMech’s TuffTek® the coveted R&D 100 Award in 2013. The company’s core patents were issued recently by the USPTO, providing significant increased value and protection.

About NanoMech
NanoMech is an internationally recognized pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to critical areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. The company maintains sales offices around the country and an approximate 5000 square foot research and development facility at the University of Arkansas Research Park Enterprise Center. The U.S. Government Accountability Office has just issued a report describing nanomanufacturing as a future megatrend that will potentially match or surpass the digital revolution’s effect on society and the economy. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com and www.TheNanoverse.com.

NanoMech Announces New Global Campus

New Factory Creates Robust Technology Industrial Presence in Arkansas

nanomech-global-campusSpringdale, Ark. (January 8, 2014) – Today NanoMech announced it has purchased its existing factory and will build an adjoining state-of-the-art facility in east Springdale. The approximate 25,000 square foot building will triple the size of current operations and will serve as the company’s world headquarters.

“NanoMech is a global nanomanufacturing company founded right here in Northwest Arkansas,” said NanoMech CEO Jim Phillips. “The new factory and expanded headquarters will provide for approximately 25-50 new jobs for world-class scientists and support staff. The space will also allow us to meet current demand for our
products while advancing ongoing research and development efforts. This state-of-the-art, smart manufacturing facility and laboratories will further position our products and scientists as some of the best and most innovative in the world.”

The new factory will incorporate cutting edge assembly lines, laboratories, and the latest in security, environmental, and safety systems for handling advanced manufacturing, military, and strategic projects. A secure wall and security fencing enclosing the campus are also part of the building plans. While the new facility will connect to the existing building, the company has purchased the adjacent 7.3 acre tract for future development providing the company with the ability to expand on a contiguous 9 acre campus.

”This advanced facility will allow us to accelerate the development and commercialization of innovative products that people have only dreamed of before,” said Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, NanoMech Founder and CTO said. “Aggressive demand for our technology suggests the need for rapid scale-up production to meet government and private sector orders for our breakthrough products”.

NanoMech, founded in 2002, is the result of a successful public/private partnership (PPP) between the private sector, the State of Arkansas, the University of Arkansas, and the federal government. State and city officials worked alongside company leadership to make the company’s new global campus become a reality.

“The City of Springdale is positioned to continue to lead our state in growth,” said Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse. “Projects like the NanoMech expansion show that the city is open for business and interested in helping companies grow and expand.”

Governor Beebe and Grant Tennille, the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, are staunch supporters of technology growth in Northwest Arkansas. They regularly cite the partnership between NanoMech, the University of Arkansas and the private sector as a model for public/private partnership (PPP) success.

“NanoMech is at the forefront of an industry estimated to have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the global economy over the next decade,” Tennille said. “This expansion signifies to the industry that NanoMech is one of the world’s leading companies and we believe they will continue to create important, knowledge-based jobs and attract the best scientists from the international stage.”

Perry Webb, President of the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, believes the NanoMech expansion will help spur others to invest in Springdale. “Springdale is a great place to do business and we are thrilled that such a successful national—award—winning global technology company is headquartered here,” Webb said. “We have been impressed with their management’s relentless work ethic, and excited this multi-million dollar factory will serve as an anchor for this area encouraging other companies to include Springdale in their growth plans.”
NanoMech chose Miller Boskus Lack Architects, P.A. of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to design the new headquarters factory and labs. The architectural plans are complete and construction is expected to be begin in the coming weeks. The new factory and headquarters is expected to be fully operational by the summer of 2014.

Vince Caprio, Executive Director of NanoBCA (NanoBusiness Commercialization Association), said “NanoMech has been on our radar for several years. The advancements they are making in the materials science and nanomanufactured products space is nothing short of game changing. Our organization has recognized NanoMech as one of the national leaders that is improving the science in the nanotechnology field launching revolutionary products.”

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the American Council on Competitiveness and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work. “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech is at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – one that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing; but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product development. NanoMech is an internationally recognized pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to critical areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech honors include the distinguished R&D100 award for Top U.S. Technology, the NanoBCS Top Company of the Year, and was recently nominated for two Edison Awards. NanoMech also received the Frost & Sullivan award for Excellence in Technology. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. The company maintains sales offices around the country and an approximate 5000 square foot research and development facility at the University of Arkansas Research Park Enterprise Center. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com and www.TheNanoverse.com.

NanoMech’s TuffTek® Recognized as Top New Technology Product of 2013

R&D Magazine Awards TuffTek® the Prestigious R&D 100 Award

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Accepting the award on behalf of NanoMech, (from left) Dr. Wenping Jiang, James M. Phillips and Dr. Ajay Malshe

Orlando, Fla. –The editors of R&D Magazine awarded NanoMech’s  TuffTek® the coveted R&D 100 Award.  This award places TuffTek® in an elite class of innovative products and recognizes it as one of the most technologically significant products introduced in the marketplace in 2013!

“This has been an excellent year for NanoMech,” Chairman and CEO Jim Phillips said.  “The company continues to gain momentum and receiving the “Oscar of Innovation”(as the award is commonly referred to in the industry) is a tremendous honor for the NanoMech team.”

TuffTek® has redefined and revolutionized the cutting tool industry by significantly improving the heat resistance of the tools as well as their precision and wear resistance. TuffTek® performance increases represent a monumental improvement in the cutting tools industry and are due in large part to the new product’s nano-composite patents using bio-inspired and nano-engineered technology for advanced machining of automotive and aerospace components.

As the world economy begins to ramp back up, it is the innovators, Phillips notes, who will help drive results, efficiencies and ultimately profitability.  “TuffTek® is a ground-breaking product that is manufactured using Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM).  When applied to cutting tools, TuffTek® dramatically increases the tool’s precision cutting performance, durability and sustainability while significantly decreasing the company’s costs to manufacture.  It is a win-win product, for the customer, the market and the environment.”

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (www.compete.org) and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work.  “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech and TuffTek® are at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – one that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing; but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

Dr. Ajay Malshe, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, was honored by the award and immediately thought of those with whom he has worked.  “NanoMech could not have received this prestigious award without the tireless work of our world-class team of scientists, including Dr. Wenping Jiang, Vice President of Manufacturing.  I would also like to thank the teams at the Nano Materials Science and Engineering Institute (Mechanical Engineering) at the University of Arkansas, the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency for their contributions over the years.”

NanoMech is the only Arkansas company on the 2013 Top 100 list.

The R&D Top 100 list was established in 1963 and over the past 51 years has recognized such revolutionary products as the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998). More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards include next-generation magnetic resonance imaging machines, laser-based metal-forming tools, and the building blocks for fusion experiments.

About the R&D 100 Awards

R-and-D-100-2013Widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation”, the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

About R&D Magazine

Since its founding in 1959 as Industrial ResearchR&D Magazine has served research scientists, engineers and technical staff at laboratories around the world, providing timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden readers’ knowledge of the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D Magazine is a publication of Advantage Business Media. 

About NanoMech

NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product development.  NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to robust

areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications.  NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC.  For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com and www.TheNanoverse.com.

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NanoMech’s TuffTek® Recognized as Top New Technology Product of 2013

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Springdale, Ark. – July 9, 2013 – The editors of R&D Magazine announced NanoMech’s TuffTek® as a winner of the coveted R&D 100 Award. This award places TuffTek® in an elite class of innovative products and recognizes it as one of the most technologically significant products introduced in the marketplace of the past year. “2013 has been an excellent year for NanoMech,” Chairman and CEO Jim Phillips said. “The company continues to gain momentum and receiving the “Oscar of Innovation”(as the award is commonly referred to in the industry) is a tremendous honor for the NanoMech team.”

TuffTek® has redefined and revolutionized the cutting tool industry by significantly improving the heat resistance of the tools as well as their precision and wear resistance. TuffTek® performance increases represent a monumental improvement in the cutting tools industry and are due in large part to the new product’s nano-composite patents using bio-inspired and nano-engineered technology for advanced machining of automotive and aerospace components.

As the world economy begins to ramp back up, it is the innovators, Phillips notes, who will help drive results, efficiencies and ultimately profitability. “TuffTek® is a ground-breaking product that is manufactured using Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM). When applied to cutting tools, TuffTek® dramatically increases the tool’s precision cutting performance, durability and sustainability while significantly decreasing the company’s costs to manufacture. It is a win-win product, for the customer, the market and the environment.”

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness (www.compete.org) and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work. “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech and TuffTek® are at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – one that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing; but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

Dr. Ajay Malshe, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, was honored by the award and immediately thought of those with whom he has worked. “NanoMech could not have received this prestigious award without the tireless work of our world-class team of scientists, including Dr. Wenping Jiang, Vice President of Manufacturing. I would also like to thank the teams at the Nano Materials Science and Engineering Institute (Mechanical Engineering) at the University of Arkansas, the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency for their contributions over the years.”

NanoMech is the only Arkansas company on the 2013 Top 100 list.

The R&D Top 100 list was established in 1963 and over the past 51 years has recognized such revolutionary products as the flashcube (1965), the automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine (1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip (1996), and HDTV (1998). More recent breakthroughs that have earned R&D 100 Awards include next-generation magnetic resonance imaging machines, laser-based metal-forming tools, and the building blocks for fusion experiments.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation”, the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, and high-energy physics. The R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.

About R&D Magazine

Since its founding in 1959 as Industrial Research, R&D Magazine has served research scientists, engineers and technical staff at laboratories around the world, providing timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden readers’ knowledge of the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. R&D Magazine is a publication of Advantage Business Media.

About NanoMech

NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product development. NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to robust areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com and www.TheNanoverse.com.

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Carrie McKnight
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NanoMech Secures Three Ground-Breaking Patents

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NanoMechs nGlide® Platform Positioned to Revolutionize American Industrial Sectors 

August 1, 2013  SPRINGDALE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today NanoMech, Inc. announced the issuance of three patents that will position the company’s nGlide® Division as a world leader in the lubricant’s additives and fully formulated lubricants industry, a $100 billion market that serves as the backbone to all industries that use heavy machinery including manufacturing, farming, gas and oil exploration, aerospace, racing, marine, national defense and transportation.

“We are incredibly excited about this news that has been years in the making,” said Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO of NanoMech, Inc. “These newly patented technologies represent advancements that are greater than the leap from rotary dial phones to smart phones. The transformative nature of these developments in the industrial lubricants industry will result in the improvement in the two most important things in manufacturing – the protection and performance of machinery.”

NGThe nGlide® portfolio of patents presents opportunities to break the barriers offered by traditional solid lubricants and organic molecules. These patents will help customers solve the most expensive and challenging issues by providing features including anti-wear, anti-friction, anti-corrosion, extreme load and extreme pressure (EP) performance.

These patented innovations allow companies to provide advanced solutions in the harshest of operating conditions including tight tolerance, extreme temperature ranges, and precision performance, working with all material surfaces.

“While the complex technology and science behind these patents has been developed for commercialization by NanoMech’s world leading scientists, using advanced principles such as open architecture, macromolecular delivery and convergent assembly, it all boils down to this,” said Dr. Ajay P. Malshe, Chief Technology Office and Founder of NanoMech, “nGlide® technology is now revolutionizing the manufacturing, transportation and heavy machinery industries by creating longer lasting, higher performing lubricants, synthetic and non-synthetic greases and oils. Extending the life of the hydrocarbon (fossil fuel) supply chain leads to a more sustainable future, a cleaner environment and increased energy efficiencies.”

The near frictionless environment that is created in machines that use nGlide® could possibly render traditional lubricants obsolete. For customers, this patented next generation of lubricants and coatings represents a significant economic advantage as their machinery will perform better and last longer. It has the capability to usher in a whole new generation of higher performance machines that have only been dreamed of previously.

“While the complex technology and science behind these patents has been developed for commercialization by NanoMech’s world leading scientists, using advanced principles such as open architecture, macromolecular delivery and convergent assembly, it all boils down to this”

NanoMech Inc. has exclusive rights to the patents and the company has paid technology transfer royalties to the University of Arkansas, where the fundamental science under the direction of Distinguished Professor Dr. Ajay P. Malshe led to this discovery. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has recognized the global importance of the work NanoMech is doing by saying “NanoMech’s products are designed to replace inefficient existing technologies in manufacturing and energy. And both of those sectors of the U.S. economy need such innovation to stay competitive globally.”

The company has also received support from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Department of Energy on the development of these technologies.

Deborah Wince-Smith, CEO of the Council on Competitiveness and also a member of NanoMech’s Board of Directors, praises NanoMech for their innovative work. “In a world of turbulence, transition and transformation, nothing matters more to the competitiveness of companies and countries than innovation and manufacturing prowess. The ability to develop and deploy the most cutting-edge tools and products to bolster U.S. advanced manufacturing will deliver outsized benefits to the U.S. industrial base. NanoMech and nGlide® are at the leading edge of a resurgent U.S. manufacturing capability – one that is not dumb, dirty, dangerous and disappearing; but is smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”

About NanoMech

NanoMech Inc. was founded in 2002 and creates advanced engineering materials through patent and patent-pending nano-engineered and nano-manufactured product research and development and technology scale up. NanoMech is a pioneer in applying breakthrough innovations to robust areas of national interest including machining and manufacturing, lubrication and energy, and strategic military applications. NanoMech is a member of President Obama’s Materials Genome Initiative, the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative (USMCI) and the U.S. Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative, both based in Washington, DC. For more information please visit www.NanoMech.com and  www.TheNanoverse.com.

Contacts for NanoMech, Inc.
Carrie McKnight
479-871-5432
Carrie.McKnight@cjrw.com

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