Pre Loader

Automated System For evaluating, joining, finishing and repairing
metal and non-metal materials

Hardware

  • No heat or pressure used
  • Very low power requirements
  • Can take the form of DSP chips, workstations, portable units, etc.

Software

  • Algorithms characterize, prepare and manipulate surfaces and particles
  • Self-checking, software-managed hardware and process ensures requirements are met each time
  • Learning system adjusts to current and collective conditions
  • IIoT enabled system sends alerts when a human-in-the-loop is needed

Liquid Metal

  • Used when joining and fusing two or more materials or layers
  • Input into cosmetic, protective, and conductive finishing of material surfaces
  • Proprietary design enables high throughput processing

Major Breakthroughs From Alligant

New super-strength and high performance materials

New product designs made possible

Dramatic increases in productivity, reliability and performance

Extended battery lives for significant savings and new product designs

Significantly lower initial and ongoing costs

Corrosion suppression solution for significantly longer service lives

Patent-pending multi-physics methods, software, hardware and metal electrolyte to

Move and connect metal particles to join, finish and repair materials without using heat or pressure

Technology that moves and connects atomic particles to join, finish or repair materials without using heat or pressure

Alligant Scientific has developed an innovative solution with patents pending, which is comprised of materials assessment software and electronics components that can be applied to a diverse set of industries and products. The technology is based on advanced algorithms and a material additive process at a high fidelity level that will transform applications ranging from materials joining and finishing to battery capacity restoration to oil pipeline integrity assessment, repair and life extension.

Product engineers need to solve for one or more of the following product design requirements

  • Join It with another material,
  • Finish It for visual appeal, abrasion or corrosion resistance, or to make it conductive or robust against repetitive switching, and
  • Protect and Maintain It against electrical and thermal cycling as with batteries and high power electrical components.

While there are existing technologies for some of these steps, they result in highly-visible and expensive product deficiencies, short lifespans and limited material types to work with. The three design requirements above require incremental manufacturing steps that introduce additional failure modes and costs, both of which are significant negatives for customers.

For instance:

  • Internal and external surfaces in active environments such as pipelines, refineries or power plants cannot be assessed without interrupting operations and destroying and repairing related structures
  • Inadequately finished surfaces result in diminishing visual appeal or electrical conductivity
  • Poorly finished or plated contact-to-contact surface can result in unintended electrical failure with use
  • The initial, nominal condition of rechargeable battery electrodes will be greatly degraded with charge cycles, resulting in diminished capacity
  • Long-term environmental corrosion of exposed surfaces loses both structural integrity and visual appeal

 

Alligant’s proprietary technology addresses each of these problems. It does so because all of the above negative aspects of a final product’s design have one thing in common: A deficiency at a detailed level of a target material’s surface layer. In short, a lack of surface and join quality is corrected by Alligant’s solution. It is a process that starts with a high-resolution evaluation of a material’s surface and, depending on the application, manipulates and/or bonds new material to the surface based on the needs of the that high resolution profile to result in an optimal material surface for the given application.

Welding Example

Transition From People Intensive to Software and Electronics Simplified Processes

From this . . .

  • Accelerating labor shortage
  • Increasing labor rates
  • Inconsistent outcomes
  • Limited material types to join
  • Significant health, safety and environmental issues
  • Big first-time quality and reliability/durability liabilities
  • Few improvements in several decades

To this . . .

  • Join metals and nonmetals for new lightweight, highly durable materials
  • Eliminates many safety and quality issues for manufacturers
  • No special power requirements
  • No radiation or flammability concerns
  • Eliminates 90% of the labor; remaining labor is at low rates
  • Consistent quality – meets requirements every time