Arlington Heights, IL – Dec. 10, 2018 – American Energy Technologies Company (AETC) showcased its advanced breakthrough technologies at the recent Defense Manufacturing Conference featuring manufacturing innovation for the warfighter.
AETC participated in the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) SBIP Program. DLA is the lead organization providing combat logistics support for the United States Department of Defense (DoD). “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to present our work at this important event,” Gina Griza, AETC researcher, says. “We are proud to showcase the range and the quality of AETC products and are very pleased that our advanced engineering capabilities allow us to work effectively with the Department of Defense.”
AETC displayed a line of specialty industrial paints and coatings designed for corrosion protection of critical infrastructural assets. The company focuses on protecting critical installations of the DoD, also marketing its industrial paint and coatings products for specialty applications in oil, gas, and marine industrial installations.
AETC’s all-American battery project develops and produces a variety of prototype batteries, including alkaline, lithium primary, and lithium-ion cells, in standard sizes and in unique form-factored configurations. The company produces battery components in-house, manufacturing individual parts, designs and tools for in-house cell assembly, conducts quality-R&D/QC/QA tests, and engineers and builds machinery used in battery production.
AETC’s Conference presentation featured advanced technologies for processing industrial graphite and carbon. Elaborate procedures encompass AETC’s ability to down-select and source North American feedstocks of natural graphite, which falls under the umbrella of “critical minerals” on the US Department of the Interior list of 35 mineral commodities considered critical to the economic and national security of the United States.
The company showcased capabilities in the advanced primary processing of natural graphite through optimized flotation circuits. Secondary processing includes environmentally benign methods of thermal purification of natural graphite, and finally grinding, sizing, shaping, and classification of the latter. New technology effectively refines graphite to levels of 99.95+ wt%C in a desired form-factored engineered particle yielding unique grades of material for use in the advanced battery industry. Other applications include specialty lubricants, IR spectra obscurants, components of special metallurgical alloys, friction, powdered metal, and other markets of carbon used within DoD systems.