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
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.
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.
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