Air Products licenses cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems

August 26, 2014

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.

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