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US Photonics - Research, Development, Prototyping and Testing of Sensors, Exotic Materials, and Lithium-Ion Batteries

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US Photonics is a research and development facility for corporations, companies and inventors who either lack their own resources to dedicate to a project, or whom lack the required facilities or equipment essential for the project. We have also been known to be the last bastion of hope for projects thought to be too impractical or all out impossible, as we have a track record of succeeding where others have given up or failed.

Advanced software prototyping

We are capable of turning ideas into tangible objects needed for testing or for attaining funding to further your project. Be it quick prototype resin printing, multiphoton polymerization or a custom CNC machined micro component; we are ready to make your vision a reality. With the aid of advanced software such as Solidworks 2010 and Comsol Multiphysics we are able to create prototypes and even test them in a virtual environment before ever producing a physical part, which can save resources, time and money.

Batteries for portable communications systems

Through the use of nano sized materials, state of the art chemistry, and new separator components our battery technology has the potential to revolutionize portable communications devices, and give freedom to some devices currently require too much power for portability. We are developing battery technologies that will ultimately yield an almost instantaneous charging battery without the thermal runaway problems that currently plague even state of the art lithium-ion cells and packs.

Besides making batteries more powerful by weight and size, we are also striving towards batteries that are molded and or shaped to fit device housings allowing for a battery that doesn’t require the device to be built to accommodate the battery. Along these same lines, through flexible lithium ion polymer technology, batteries will be able to wrap around objects and follow contours that usually are left to dead space in mobile devices. Smaller, faster, lighter is one of the most prevalent trends in mobile communications and other handheld device development. From cell phones and laptops, to radio and other handheld devices our drive is to continue to make smaller, more powerful and ultra reliable batteries and power sources that can recharge faster with fewer thermal issues while maintaining greater stability.

Contoured circuit boards

When less weight or smaller sizes are a must, large and obtrusive printed circuit boards quickly eat up space and add weight. While the electronic components on the PCB are not an option for the cutting room floor, the board itself can be. We are working on technologies that will allow printed circuits to follow the internal or external shapes of the devices that they give life to.

Sensor and data collecting technology

Mobile communication devices are rapidly becoming handheld appliances that serve a multitude of functions. Sensor and data collecting technology embedded in these devices empower them to be more versatile than ever before. Electronic, chemical, fiber-optic, microfluidics, optical and spectroscopy are some of the sensor types that we use to create components and systems that gather and store information, or alert end users when conditions are changing.

Laser micro-machining

US Photonics’ ultrafast Femtosecond laser yields major advantages over other state-of-the-art laser types. Because the laser’s pulse is faster than the rate of heat absorption, there is an absence of heat transfer into the material during which avoids the thermal damage associated with the traditional machining, laser, EDM, hard tool, etc. techniques. The Femtosecond laser then can ablate materials cleanly that would otherwise fracture or melt. The lack of heat absorption also gives it the ability to ablate highly combustible and explosive materials such as the head of a match. Because there is little or no recast or slag, there isn’t the need for post processing on most materials to remove unwanted burs and imperfections. We are then able to selectively remove nanometer scale thin films from a substrate without damage to the underlying substrate due to this level precision.

Our five axis Micro/Nanomachining center maintains a 20 nanometer following error with up to 200mm/ second speed with 150mm travel (X/Y), 100mm Z axis travel, and 360 degree continuous rotation on two axes. It also utilizes a photolithographic mask imaging system with an axial 6.6MP camera with confocal microscope based real time surface profiling and autofocus.

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US Photonics
524 North Boonville Ave
Springfield
Missouri
65806
United States of America
www.usphotonics.com

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