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Y-12 National Security Complex Technology Marketing Summaries

Here you’ll find marketing summaries for technologies available for licensing from the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y12). The summaries provide descriptions of the technologies including their benefits, applications and industries, and development stage.

38 Technology Marketing Summaries
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Microwave Sintering, Bonding, and Assembly of Metal and Ceramic Parts

Microwave Sintering, Bondingand Assembly is a manufacturing technology that creates complex metal and cermet composite components using minimal equipment. Employing either powder-printing or powder-pressing processes, parts are made andsintered to approximately 60% density. These parts are assembled, and the resulting assembly is infiltrated with molten metal to bond the parts and create a solid metal/cermet or cermet/cermet composite component.

04/17/2017
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Modulated Tool Path (MTP) Chatter Suppression System

The Modulated Tool Path (MTP) chatter suppression system builds on the general dynamic machine characterization and control capabilities associated with the MTP chip breaking system development. Chatter is caused by the vibration of the machine tool as it encounters previous cutting passes. Through the phase shift of the cutter motion associated with the MTP process, the mechanism that is the basis for the chatter is eliminated.

04/17/2017
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RonJohn

RonJohn, a urethane and coating remover, was developed to replace hazardous or flammable solvents such as methylene chloride, acetone, toluene, xylene, and methanol. RonJohn not only improves safety but is also more effective than many other solvents used to strip paint and remove adhesives, producing a cleaner surface in less time.

02/20/2017
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Amorphous Wire Pressure Sensor

Closed containers may gain or lose pressure due to a variety of reasons, and opening these containers may be dangerous. The Amorphous Wire Pressure Sensor is a passive, wireless sensor for determining the internal pressure of a sealed container without the need for penetrations. The sensor can be embedded inside a container and its data read through the wall by an external detector.

02/20/2017
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ChIMES

In collaboration with the University of Tennessee, Y-12 has developed a new low-cost sensor technology, known as ChIMES (Chemical Identification by Magneto-Elastic Sensing), that uses target response material (TRMs) as actuators in magneto-elastic sensors. TRMs can come from many classes of chemical and biochemical compounds, with many degrees of selectivity. TRMs with strong affinities for specific targets can be used individually, while TRMs with distributed selectivity can be formed... read more

02/20/2017
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Microwave and Process Technologies

For more than two decades Y-12 has been developing microwave metal and ceramic processing technologies related to melting, casting, heat treating, sintering and bonding. Recent developments include vast improvements in ceramic systems that provide ways to heat materials not readily amendable to microwave processing. With one basic system, it is possible to melt, cast and heat-treat. Because some metals cast with microwaves do not produce an alpha case, resulting parts can be used with... read more

02/20/2017
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Magnofex

Magnofex is a processing method for nonferrous metal deposition which uses magnetic fields to manipulate the microstructure of the deposited metal. Strategic orientation of magnets controls grain structure in a manner that enhances the strength and mechanical properties of the metals involved. Lead-free solders, which are nonferrous metals, can greatly benefit from the presence of magnetic fields during soldering. Consisting primarily of tin, lead-free solders often exhibit a... read more

02/20/2017
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Infrared HotWave Radiant/Convective Heat Treatment Furnace

The Infrared HotWave Radiant/Convective Heat Treatment Furnace is a new, efficient, cost-effective, high volume, small footprint furnace that provides heat treatment of metals, metal alloys, and other materials. The heat treatment furnace is based on infrared heating that uses radiant energy and convective heating jointly. This high-powered infrared heating technology can be used for today's advanced heat treatments, annealing, outgassing, alloying, thermal dehydration, distillation,... read more

02/20/2017
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Passive In Situ Gas and Chemical Sensor

In many sealed systems, the spontaneous generation of chemicals and gases can adversely affect the contents of a sealed system. The container or system is closed, and sampling is impossible. A passive method for detecting the presence of specific chemicals in the system is critical and addresses a key question: How do you ascertain the integrity of the contents in a sealed container without opening it? This invention allows a sealed system to be monitored for the infiltration or generation... read more

02/20/2017
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NMP Computed Radiography Plate

Computed radiography plates are used in medical imaging and nondestructive testing of welds, fabricated pipes, and aging infrastructure where sampling is expensive or not possible. The layer that binds the phosphorous material to the substrate has its own luminescence and negatively impacts the signal to noise ratio of the image. This technology improves image clarity in high-energy radiographic images by applying a phosphorous material directly to the Tantalum plate without the use of a... read more

02/13/2017
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LISe Crystals

The Li-containing compound semiconductor thermal neutron detector is based on the 6LiInSe2 single crystal. A novel 6Li chemical purification method and proprietary two-step synthetic process that starts from elementary materials (Li, In and Se) yield large radiation detection quality crystals of 6LiInSe2. The harvested crystal also must exhibit the appropriate electrical bandgap, high bulk resistivity and current stability. These 6Li-containing chalcopyrite-type semiconductor crystals... read more

02/13/2017
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Leha'ir

Obtaining a usable x-ray image means that the technician must align the x-ray beam, collimator, and target properly, which often means taking several test radiographs, resulting in lost time and a waste of materials. The Leha'ir system uses a focused, visible light to indicate the spread of an x-ray beam. The light assists in aligning the x-ray generator with the target to achieve the required radiographic coverage. An indication system and electrical lockout are used on the x-ray... read more

02/13/2017
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Reactor Cell Assembly for Use in Spectroscopy and Microscopy Applications

The Reactor Cell Assembly allows environmental monitoring of air-sensitive, solid-gas, and thermal decomposition reactions. The aluminum chamber has one or more viewports, a heated sample stage, and gas inlet parts. Each face of the cube has an opening in which various configurations allow a researcher to conduct various spectroscopic or microscopy applications. Gas-solid reactions, component compatibiliy, and outgassing studies cna be conducted in a controlled environment.  

02/08/2017
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Intrinsically Safe Moisture Blending System

In response to the needs of areas where intrinsically safe equipment is utilized, this newly developed moisture blending system can predictably blend precise amounts of moisture with a dry gas without the use of electricity. The system works by allowing the user to select the desired range of moisture, detecting the moisture content of the room by comparing the built-in water bath temperature to a reference chart that correlates it to the moisture content, and then generating moisture in... read more

02/08/2017
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Combined Transducer-Actuator System for Automatic Part Alignment

A prevalent challenge in manufacturing precision parts is the alignment of a part on a holding fixture. The Transducer-Actuator system combines component measurement and part realignment functions into a single unit that is capable of measuring the alignment or misalignment of machine elements and work pieces as well as automatically moving a part to the desired orientation. Automating the centering operation can reduce manual set-up activities and produce more accurate and repeatable... read more

02/08/2017
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RCAPTS- Readiness Certification Assurance Process Tracking System

The Readiness Certification Assurance Process Tracking System (RCAPTS) is a Web-based multiuser system that manages readiness projects, reviews, and associated activities performed by readiness personnel and other involved associated at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites. A project management tool designed to replace or supplement paper-based administrative activities, RCAPTS includes a series of Web scripts written in the PHP server-side scripting language and a Microsoft Access... read more

02/08/2017
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Knowledge Preservation Management

The Knowledge Preservation Management (KPM) system allows for the capture, management, and web-based access of manufacturing operations information. KPM also captures retirees' knowledge via transcript-enabled videotaped interviews and with video data mining advanced search capabilities. Access to this information is available directly to the operator on the factory floor or in an office, providing a complete on-demand knowledge management and training capability. Y-12's KPM was... read more

02/08/2017
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Facility Management Enterprise System (FMES)

The Facility Management Enterprise System (FMES) provides a variety of tools to manage operations information across facilities and organizations incorporating interfaces to corporate systems as needed for data accessibility and real-time status updates and notifications.

02/08/2017
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ERMS- Electronic Record Maintenance System

The Electronic Record Maintenance System (ERMS) is an electronic record support sysem that can address unique health maintenance or operational needs.

ERMS was originally designed as an electronic medical business operations system for the Y-12 Occupational Health Clinic.

02/08/2017
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Emergency Management Information System (EMInS)

EMInS is web-based software that provides real-time information, data, graphics, maps, and video capabilities necessary to efficiently manage an emergency. This technology provides a structured means of recording emergency information and sharing it among emergency response cadre members as well as responding agencies. Individual access is provided through a web interface, and large group viewing is available through selective projection via standard video inputs.

02/08/2017
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EMBOS- Electronic Medical Business Operations System

The Electronic Medical Business Operations System (EMBOS) is a support system that addresses the unique health information and operational needs of many government and nongovernment organizations. EMBOS was originally designed by occupational and mental health professionals and developed using strictest federal cyber security and software quality assurance guidelines.

02/08/2017
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SPECS- Stowable Portable Emergenc Casualty Support

The patented SPECS technology is a space-saving, portable, modular medical system. In the deployed position it has a stretcher, hard floor, and basic life support equipment-- including oxygen, vacuum piping and an electrical line. In the stowed position SPECS can work as a floor panel or be stacked, ready for deployment in the event of a national emergency that results in injuries. SPECS can be used for treating patients at the site of an emergency and for moving patients to where they... read more

02/07/2017
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RDSS- Rapid Deployment Shelter System

The Rapid Deployment Shelter System (RDSS), previousl named the Future Medical Shelter System, was originally designed for the military as a portable surgical shelter. In the role of a surgical shelter, the RDSS is designed to provide a completely sterile environment; to be fully equipped for emergency surgeries typical of injuries sustained in military operations; and to be fully protected from nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. The RDSS in its folded position is a standard ISO... read more

02/07/2017
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Irradiator Security Gate

Panoramic irradiators are commonly used to disinfect and sterilize products, such as medical supplies, cosmetic raw materials, food, food containers, and medical supplies. The irradiators typically use Cobalt 60 as a source of radiation-- a material that could potentially be used to build a "dirty bomb." As a result, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires installation of a security system for each irradiator; however, current electronic security systems have a short life-span... read more

02/07/2017
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Delayed Latching Mechanism

Uncontrolled and rapid movement of equipment and people through security gates has been a major problem for security personnel. In many facilities, a simple turn of a key can open a gate, giving access to trucks and equipment entering a protected area. A simple lock does no give security personnel enough time to protect the facility by keeping the gate closed if such protection is deemed necessary. The Delayed Latching Mechanism is a rugged, hydraulically operated locking latch system that... read more

02/07/2017
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Blast-Resistant Vehicle Seat

The Blast-Resistant Vehicle Seat offers new applications of fluidized bed technologies and is ideal for use in military vehicles [such as the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)]. The seat consists of a rigid bed affixed to the vehicle with sand-filled polymer channels on top of the seat frame. When the seat is occupied, gas is directed into the channels to fluidize the sand, conforming perfectly to the shape of the occupant.

The Blast-Resistant Vehicle Seat couples the occupant to... read more

02/07/2017
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Pro-Ox Nano

Pro-Ox Nano is a unique material attachment process that delivers quantum improvements in the strength-to-weight ratios of materials. The method, which minimizes nanomaterial production issues, produces high-purity carbon nanotubes quickly and at a significantly lower cost than competitive methods. Use of the Pro-Ox Nano suite of patents has produced Nano-Wool, a high-strength, lightweight material that can be used to reinforce metals or to produce new polymers that conduct electricity.

01/25/2017
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Hardface Coating System

Hardface Coating Systems provides a family of coatings or surface materials on substrate metal alloy systems for wear and corrosion applications. A titanium boron coating is applied as a liquid to the surface of another metallic object. As the liquid cools, it bonds to the surface and undergoes a chemical reaction that provides superior wear and thermal stress properties. The metallic coating combines the performance of heat treatment and alloys, bonded to the surface of the substrate.

01/18/2017
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Omni Jaw 5 Powered Protrusion Cutter

Y-12 invites interested companies to license its patented Powered Protrusion Cutter (PPC), originally designed for the Department of Energy as a portable asbestos cyanide-dipped bolt cutter. The PPC cuts and traps the bolt head to eliminate environmental and safety hazards.

The PPC is a high-powered hydraulic tool that generates up to 5 tons of force on the cutting jaw. An electric trigger placed ergonomically on the handle actuates it. The longer the momentary trigger is held open, the... read more

12/06/2016
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ARCS – Access Rate Control System

The Access Rate Control System (ARCS) system is a fully mechanical, ready-to-install kit that controls the speed of a person’s entry through full-height turnstiles. The faster the entry speed, the more resistance is generated by ARCS on the rotor to slow the operator.

At a preset normal entry speed, the operator can pass through with minimal rotor force, and ARCS freewheels on exit. All internal components are furnished in a weather-protected steel housing. This low-cost kit can... read more

12/06/2016
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Extrans – Permeation Measurement System

The Extrans Permeation Measurement System is a customizable system for testing the behavior and uniformity of polymers and other materials. The system can be used to determine permeation rates using variable temperatures, total pressures, differential pressures, and mechanical deformations as well as adjustable concentration levels for gases and liquids. Extrans supports permeation testing from liquid-to-gas or from gas-to-gas phases.

12/06/2016
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Personal Annunciation Device

The Personal Annunciation Device provides both the means to notify individuals instantly of an emergency situation, and also their approximate whereabouts to command personnel. This technology integrates RFID, wireless communication, sensors with alarm states into an integrated recognize-send-receive-account system. This technology can be adapted to most any high-hazard or emergency condition.

12/06/2016
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Tropexx – Blending System

The Tropexx Blending System is a high-resolution blending system that works with gases, vapors and volatile (readily vaporizable) liquids in addition to moisture.

Tropexx can be used to check instrument calibration by substantiating, within parts per million, the accuracy of instrument readings. It also is a high-precision laboratory tool for blending gases and vapors for application in corrosion and material evaluation studies.

12/06/2016
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Code 4 Armor

For DoD, law enforcement, and private security organizations that need personnel protection, Code 4 Armor is a multi-impact, customizable, monolithic armor technology. Unlike competitive products, Code 4 Armor uses cermet metallic patent-pending technology, a composite material composed of ceramic and metal, which provides multiple hit survivability. Code 4 Armor affords superior protection while reducing product weight and production costs. We’ve accomplished a proof-of-concept... read more

12/06/2016
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Infrared Debonding

Infrared (IR) Debonding is a dry, nondestructive method of using heat to separate components joined by adhesives. The method has many permutations, lending itself in separating a myriad of different materials bonded by a wide variety of substances. The technology involves the use of a portable IR apparatus within which debonding is accomplished.

12/06/2016
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TiBor Skin

Y-12 invites interested companies to license its patent-pending method known as TiBor Skin. This two-part technology enables creation and fabrication of toughened and corrosion- and wear-resistant composite structures. First, it provides a family of coatings or surface materials for application on metals plus methods of applying these materials. Second, it provides methods of interjoining the applied coatings with their substrates to form composite structures, the surfaces of which wear and... read more

12/06/2016
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Modulated Tool-Path (MTP) Chip Breaking System

The MTP chip breaking system is a cost-saving solution for machining operations that create continuous chips. These chips can damage the workpiece or machine tool, pose hazards to the machine operator, complicate cleanup of the work space, and cause operation delays. The MTP chip breaking system creates a significantly safer operating environment and can reduce cleanup, repair and replacement costs.

12/06/2016
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SIMWyPES® Cleaning Cloths

SIMWyPES cleaning cloths remove hazardous particulates from dry surfaces so well that the contaminants are undetectable.

12/06/2016