MetOx has developed an integrated, continuous manufacturing process, and has spent the past several years in proving its capability.
MetOx’s proprietary MOCVD manufacturing process provides a scalable platform for reliably producing a large supply of high performance, low cost HTS wire. We can build production lines on the scale our customers need to support large projects and new applications.
MetOx is well positioned to have a commercial manufacturing facility established by end of 2020. Planned production will increase from that base, starting with a second line in 2021.
What’s it all about?
Discovered over 100 years ago, superconductors have long been known for their fascinating and useful properties - primarily, the unique ability to carry an enormous amount of current in a small cross section without electrical loss and without producing heat.
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With new technological advances and upgraded manufacturing processes across a variety of industries, engineers and scientists are designing devices and systems that depend on high temperature superconducting wire to manage significantly larger power requirements.
Many commercial, medical, military and scientific applications depend on the properties of superconducting materials. A host of applications and devices that are highly dependent on superconductivity are being built today and are critical to addressing key global needs such as:
Reliable, sustainable clean energy production
Improved medical imaging and treatment
Power transmission and distribution networks
Efficient and affordable public transportation
We acknowledge the Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors (CCAS) and the IEEE CES for their work in developing resources for superconductivity and technology. We support their initiatives promoting the adoption of this world-changing technology.
HTS wire accommodates the very large power loads required for large equipment and systems in commercial, industrial, military and scientific applications, without the electrical loss or heat generation common within copper wire.
The Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors (CCAS) has effectively described the important properties of HTS materials:
Each property is enabling to a wide range of applications:
Zero resistance to direct current
Carries extremely high currents
No heat generated by DC current flow
Allows very high magnetic fields
Excludes externally applied magnetic fields
Using HTS wire results in less fuel consumption and less pollutants in our air and water. It’s like finding a vast new energy reserve all around us without building plants or using fuel.