Why Build a Factory in the Desert ? Introducing the Infinity Graphene Micro Factory

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Looking to move your factory out of the desert? Ever think about how distributed micro production might be more responsive to a fast paced and ever-changing market? Maybe the answer is decentralizing the factory into an on-demand micro factory. For high-profit material science, such as super capacitors, this would fill the need for product developers and on-demand production. Infinity Electrostatics LLC, a technology development firm for additive 3D printing and graphene production, is pleased to announce use of laser based integrated applications, as part of a comprehensive solution called the graphene micro factory (GMF). The concept of the micro factory would be in direct contrast to the giga-factory, and bring back business to the cottage industry, where focus would be on high-profit niche markets, or for in-house product development which focus on limited production runs. The micro factory would optimize on-demand and point-of-use production, which better reflects market demand, while simultaneously reducing production time and freight. This strategy enhances and bolsters local economies, which in-turn can source locally available carbon raw materials and increase vertical integration. Why build a factory in a desert, where there are no raw materials for production ?

With electrostatics and lasers as the heart of this micro product ecosystem, the micro factory will not only be able to produce graphene from carbon based materials, such as sugar, hemp, and bamboo, but then use the produced graphene to build into applications, such as laser printed circuit boards, supercapacitors, laser based 3D printer additives, and graphene lasers. The entire project extensively uses electrostatics as part of each feature of raw material production and applications.

With a proprietary smart fluid, which contains graphite oxide, a standard laser can not only produce thin graphene film, but use with our converted laser engraver (metal 3D printer), to make graphene foam or blocks (depending on co-mingled strength enhancers). By using vacuum form pressing, assemblies like super capacitors can be made with increased energy density and impervious to water penetration.

Ultimately, the goal of these development projects is to make a graphene micro factory, which is a portable and modular graphene based production station. The primary components of the micro factory would include a spinning disc reactor (for production of smart fluid and graphene raw components), laser engraver (for production and testing of metal 3D printing additives), and a laser printer (for continuous production of super capacitor layers, printed circuits, and electrostatic motors).

Graphene can be used to strength enhance printed 3D objects with embedded conductive features.

Summary: In our one-size-fits-all giga factory business model, there is a niche for a market and profit responsive method for production called the graphene micro factory. The micro factory uses a Spinning Disc Reactor and lasers which require minimal human capital (both labor and infrastructure) to build a continuously produced product, that is responsive to market needs. As a market-centric production machine, the graphene micro factory cohesively blends human nature with machines, while still making money. In the era of high-technology, low cost renewable raw materials such as activated carbon, hemp, and bamboo can produce profitable production such as Quantum Dots, silver nano-particles, and graphene.




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