mechanical metamaterial concept of metatherm

Overcome extreme environments

In development

MetaTHERM is our metamaterial designed for applications in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) and is optimized for controlled thermal expansion, holding extreme pressure differentials, and mitigating equipment failure in the downhole environment.

Resources

  • MetaTHERM datasheet (PDF) – coming soon

Applicable markets

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Energy

Enhanced geothermal systems get so hot, liquid water goes beyond steam and becomes a super critical fluid. Engineered equipment in these extreme conditions demand resilience in order to reduce costly downtime wasted on repairs. Likewise, components of hydropower turbines suffer corrosion and vibration issues that can be solved by the use of mechanical metamaterials, such as MetaTHERM.

Applications

  • Survivability in extreme conditions
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Defense

Providing lightweight, impact protection for aerial delivery (such as JPADs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), armored vehicles, and soldiers.

Applications

  • JPADS/aerial drop systems
  • UAVs
  • Armored vehicles
  • Soldier protective equipment
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Aerospace

Commercial space flight is now possible. Whether used for low-altitude Urban Air Mobility Vehicles (UAMVs), or in-orbit flight, advanced materials are essential to sustain, expand, and grow this industry.

Applications

  • High temperature components
  • Impact absorption