• The HPPD process is a one-step process that occurs in a controlled environment. In 2006 testing of this process done by the University of Minnesota showed that coatings produced with this technology demonstrated hardness measurements ranging 16-24 GPa. As well, mechanical properties of materials at the nanoscale greatly improve due to their small size in comparison to their bulk counterpart. Testing particle sizes of our coatings showed a range 4-40nm in diameter.
  • Our HPPD process produces a coating superior to coatings produced by CVD and PVD alone. In-house testing completed in 2014 of HPPD-coated drill bits showed 485% improved life of the bit compared to uncoated bits and 242% improvement compared to coated bits.
  • In 2011 the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering awarded a grant to Hypersonix* for nanoporosity coatings for orthopedic implants.
  • Hypersonix’s* involvement on a project with Crane Naval Weapons Center resulted in an abstract paper developed with our collaboration. The abstract was accepted for presentation at the International Vacuum Electronics Conference in Paris in May 2013.
  • An important relationship was established with RINTek, a nonprofit corporation that fosters growth of emerging technologies through partnering businesses, investors, and researchers. Also, RINTek operates a public nanotechnology laboratory.
  • “Latest test results of Hypersonix’s nanocoating on a drill bit were featured December 1, 2015 on the Particles Matter website particlesmatter.org. Hypersonix’s coated drill bit cut 750% more holes than an uncoated drill bit.

*Hypersonix was formerly named Rushford Hypersonic until 2015.