DexMat carbon nanotube yarn is conductive, durable, flexible, and lightweight – so naturally, we are excited about its potential to be used in the emerging field of wearable electronics. Because our yarn can be handled like a textile thread, it can potentially be combined together with textile yarns to make clothing with complex electronic functionality […]
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One of our customers, Dr. Peter Renteln, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund experiments in methods of mechanically strengthening carbon nanotube yarns. Dr. Renteln’s ultimate goal is to help bridge the gap between the current performance of carbon nanotube yarns and the type of performance that might one day make a Space Elevator […]
Tyson took a trip to the Class Axe Throwing range in Dallas, TX recently, so it seemed like the perfect time to make a follow-up to the recent video in which we demonstrated our carbon nanotube yarn surviving an axe blow. In this new video, we see how well some of our yarns and films […]
We’ve had a couple of questions about our ability to apply electrical insulation to our carbon nanotube yarn products, so we wanted to provide you with a video showing off what we are currently able to do. We don’t yet have the equipment necessary to apply polymer or rubber insulation to our CNT yarn, but […]
Today we want to share the following press release from Rice University in order to shine a spotlight on a newly-published paper about an exciting medical application of carbon nanotube fibers! This work was done by a collection of researchers at Rice University and the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, the University of Illinois at […]
Some time ago, we uploaded a video showing how well a sample of our carbon nanotube film was able to hold up to an impact from a blade. In this video, we take things a step further by trying to cut some of our carbon nanotube yarn with an axe! Spoiler warning: it survives better […]
This is the follow-up to our previous video, in which we demonstrated how our carbon nanotube yarn could be stitched into fabric using a conventional sewing machine. Here we are showing off the finished product: a DexMat t-shirt with blinking LEDs embedded into our lightning bolt logo! We used an Arduino Gemma and a small […]
Here we show the first part of the process of making a simple wearable electronic display in a t-shirt using our carbon nanotube yarn. We use a standard sewing machine to stitch several long filaments of our yarn into the shirt; we plan to eventually connect these to a battery, an Arduino, and some LEDs. […]
We are still working on the sewing machine video that we promised last week, but in the meantime, we wanted to put together a fun demonstration of the flexibility of our carbon nanotube yarn. Here we have replaced the cotton string on a yoyo with a length of our carbon nanotube yarn. The yarn is […]
In this video we focus on one of our newly available products, a higher strength version of our 130 micron diameter carbon nanotube yarn.