Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems
Air Products, Lehigh Valley, Pa., has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. (ARS), Macungie, Pa., a manufacturer of industrial and research cryogenic equipment. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to the patented ICEFLY® cryogenic machining technology.
Included in the agreement is the transfer of cryogen delivery equipment design information and cryogenic machining know-how developed by Air Products. The technology delivers a consistent, saturated stream of liquid nitrogen at the cutting tool; when it vaporizes, it provides efficient cooling to help increase cutting speeds and feeds and displace the use of conventional coolants.
ARS markets the cryogen delivery equipment under a newly formed subsidiary called Industrial Cryogenic Technologies (ICT), a company that offers both ICEFLY equipment and turnkey offerings to integrate the cryomachining technology.