Advanced, nanostructred low-friction coatings for foil air bearings

Period of Performance: 05/20/2016 - 12/30/2016


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Mesocoat, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Dr Array
Euclid, OH 44117
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

University of Akron
284 Polsky Building
Akron, OH 44325
Institution POC


During Phase I, we propose to develop nanostructured, low friction thermal sprayed coatings that are able to withstand high dynamic loadings. Additionally, the novel coatings will possess a low friction coefficients in humid air, dried conditions and various greases and lubricants. These novel nanostructured coatings will be manufactured by HVOF spraying of solid lubricants based nanostructured powders.