The University of Dayton Research Institute has opened a research center that helps companies enter nanotechnology development without having to buy new equipment.
The Center for Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites and Devices allows firms to evaluate new materials without a lot of investment. If a company sees promise in the trials at the center, it can decide to spend on new technology.
The center is offering prototype development and small production runs. Equipment on hand includes a 10-foot autoclave, a 440-ton injection press and a laser profiler.
“We're giving businesses access to our facility, our technologies and our resources,” said Richard Garozzo, plant manager for the center. “And because we're a leading authority on nanomaterials processing, they will also benefit from our expertise.”
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