Aperture Fibers

ultrasonic array enhanced nano-fiber production


We are investigating several applications for this technology including:

Biosensors & Stealth

Reduced weight on aircraft

Drastically increased production speed

Pressurized tank linings to improve permeability and micro-cracking

Directing fibers to specific locations

For additional information, contact the company founder, Richard Sack

Antennas & EM Shielding

Nano-fiber antennas offer significant advantages over traditional antennas, making them an exciting technology. Their small size allows integration into devices and systems, enabling compact designs for limited spaces like wearable tech, IoT devices, and biomedical implants. Nano-fiber antennas exhibit enhanced performance due to their unique properties, including a high aspect ratio and large surface-to-volume ratio. This enables efficient radiation and reception of electromagnetic waves across a wide frequency range, improving signal quality and bandwidth. Additionally, their exceptional mechanical flexibility enables conformal and stretchable designs, suitable for curved surfaces and unconventional form factors. These advantages make nano-fiber antennas promising for next-gen wireless communication and emerging technologies. Nano-fiber structures have unique properties that make them excellent for radar absorption applications. By carefully designing nano-fiber composition, dimensions, and arrangement, their electromagnetic properties can be tailored to effectively absorb and scatter signals.

Lightning Protection

Lightning Protection: The utilization of nano-fibers for lightning protection on aircraft has emerged as a groundbreaking solution in the aerospace industry. Unlike traditional methods like heavy metallic structures, such as conductive meshes or metal foils, nano-fibers offer a lightweight solution. These thin fibers can be woven into composites or applied as coatings. With high electrical conductivity, they efficiently disperse lightning strikes, reducing potential damage. Additionally, their lightweight nature improves fuel efficiency and performance. Integrating nano-fibers enhances safety and aligns with the industry's pursuit of lighter, eco-friendly designs.

Electrospinning Arrays

Electrospinning Arrays: Using multiple needles in electrospinning can accelerate production speed, but it also introduces challenges. One problem is the potential for fibers to collide during transit, leading to inconsistent fiber morphology and reduced uniformity. Achieving precise control over each needle and maintaining consistent flow rates is essential to mitigate this issue. Additionally, coordinating multiple polymer solutions demands careful optimization of process parameters to ensure uniformity. Our ultrasonic array mitigates these challenges by keeping fibers separated and allowing for large arrays of needles, drastically increasing production speeds and enabling large-scale production.

Rigid fibers & Nano-fiber Cabling

Rigid fibers & Nano-fiber Cabling: Incorporating nano-fibers in pressurized composite tanks reduces micro-cracking and enhances permeability resistance. These ultra-thin fibers reinforce the composite matrix, improving structural integrity and overall strength. Acting as effective barriers, nano-fibers inhibit micro-crack propagation and prevent gas or fluid permeation. With these unique properties, pressurized composite tanks gain increased durability, reduced maintenance, and improved safety and performance in demanding environments.

Cabling nano-fibers unlocks possibilities in various technological applications, driven by their exceptional mechanical properties. Intertwined or bundled nano-fibers form cables with remarkable tensile strength, flexibility, and resilience. These robust cables find utility in developing high-strength structural materials, reinforced composites, and lightweight yet durable components for aerospace, automotive, and construction. Furthermore, the flexibility and stretchability of cabled nano-fibers enable applications in wearable technology, flexible sensors, and soft robotics. By harnessing these advantages, innovative solutions emerge, paving the way for advanced materials and devices in multiple industries.