Applications development

Projects & advices for developing applications

Customized technical trials

Nanomakers has developed various technical skills through numerious research projects aiming at answering its customers’ needs.

Preparation of electrodes and cells of Li-ion batteries

Cell preparation

Nanomakers has a long experience in anode formulation and has its own equipments to make and test electrodes.

We are developing our own silicon-based anode formulation by integrating our nano Si. Our R&D team can also adapt the preparation of the anode according to customer formulations.

Possible application:

Production optimization:

The EU-funded DEBIMAX project aims to bring to market a new anode material for lithium-ion batteries. The carbon-coated silicon can partly replace the natural graphite current used in batteries. Already available for portable electronics, this new material can triple capacities. What is more, it is cost-efficient and can be available at large scale for the automotive mass market. This product has unique performance in Li-ion batteries anodes.

Nanomakers Debimax project showed the production increase possibility by 70 to 100% per production line for its patented nanosilicon. Moreover, the product specifications have been optimized.

Illustration photo: Old (left) and new Debimax powder collectors (right)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 880701. This project has been granted under the frame of « SME-2 – SME instrument phase 2 » call.

Sintering SiC and Si nanopowders

By Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)

Nanomakers is working on the sintering of SiC and Si nanopowders to obtain sintered parts that will be of interest to the semiconductor or aerospace sector. We have development projects that aim to obtain sintered parts with varying densities (ranging from 40% to > 99%), with or without sintering additives.

Nano SiC or Nano Si

Realization of colloidal slurries

Slurries containing nanoparticles

We collaborate with our customers to establish their specifications in order to make adapted slurries to their needs. This goes by defining data such as:

the solid loading ratio

the viscosity of final slurry

the stability target

We exchange with our customers to define dispersion trials according to their problems and their constraints. This goes by selecting options such as:

lab and then semi-pilot scale testing

the choice of solvents (water based or organic)

the use of additives (stabilizers, dispersants, ...)

Exemple of prepared slurry

The nano SiC, reinforcing agent for metallic matrices

Technical challenges answering market needs

Production of lightweight parts for high added values markets

Improving mechanical proprerties of aluminum alloys using nano-reinforcement

Properties of nanocomposite

Possible applications:

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Li-ion batteries electrode preparation

Sintering SiC and Si nanopowders

Realization of colloidal slurries

The nano SiC, reinforcing agent for metallic matrices