PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2017 (NEWSWIRE) — Infinity Electrostatics LLC, a technology development firm for additive 3D printing, is pleased to announce a new energy storage device.
Infinity Coil Energy Tube:
Infinity is developing a unique continuous process to produce a continuous formed super-capacitor to store energy. The result of which can include a graphene energy thread, hemp energy tube, or bamboo energy cable. Names are interchangeable with materials depending on carbon sourced composition. Depending on thickness, they can be woven to form a moldable material.
Continuous Production Format:
The process involves roll forming so that a super capacitor may be assembled in a continuous format.
Deposition of fine particles may be done using electrostatics and a tribo-effect gun. Depending on output layered matrix, the result may be a thread, tube, or meso-scale pole. Flexibility is determined by the infrastructure infusion compound, which allows the final product to be thread, rope, or a structural panel. A continuous form loom can be used to incorporate multiple fiber types, including conductors and optical transmission fiber.
Hemp and Bamboo Based Carbon:
Typical carbon-based material is graphene. However, heat treated hemp and bamboo based carbon may also be used for a lower-cost production option.
When the infrastructure (supporting) material includes carbon fiber, hemp, or bamboo mat, resin or epoxy infused composites are continuously fed so that the layered material can be vacuum bagged into a solid structure. The result of which is a structure which becomes a super capacitor, or energy storage device. Using conventional carbon fiber lay-up methods, this energy storage structure could become a aircraft wing, car body, or a ship hull.
When supporting infrastructure material is combined with closed cell foam, or air, the unique insulating qualities of the structure allow it to be used to form flat, or shaped panels. Any insulated applications can now be used as a energy storage device. This would include installation for a wall in home or commercial building, roof, or even something as simple as a consumer beverage cooler.
In smaller applications, a tunable electrolyte can be used between layers, including CO2. The unique qualities of the supercritical energy dense molecule allow the carbon-based energy tube to be used in energy harvesting. Since CO2 can go supercritical at 31C, low-grade heat can now be used to produce electricity using the qualities of CO2 with tribo-effect.
If the tunable electrolyte is a carbon-based smart fluid, the structure can resemble a solid-state generator.
Summary: The Infinity Coil is a new energy storage device. Using graphene, eco-friendly hemp, or bamboo, almost any carbon based energy dense material can be used to make a super-capacitor or battery. With a tunable electrolyte, the energy storage device can resemble a solid state power generator. When combined into a structural panel, the device can be used as a aircraft wing, sides of a building, or hull of a ship. What is unique about this product is that it can be scaled up from a thin diameter thread woven into a rope or cable, which can be continuously formed into any shape panels. Using a 3-D printer, the structural applications could be infinite. Using renewable carbon based materials and components, the device is fully recyclable, and good for the environment.
Infinity Electrostatics LLC develops and markets innovative additive 3D printing technology. Emphasis is placed on developing new technology to reduce additive build time, and producing a superior 3D printed product, maximizing efficiency of powder distribution, and reducing additive layer binding time. Industries served include laser engraver and fiber cutting machine manufacturers, additive 3D metal printing, and electrostatics. Please visit http://www.infinityelectrostatics.com for more information.