On Friday’s most recent check, Sintx Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SINT) was down -9.09% at $0.0970 during pre-market activity. There may be some grounds to think that recent occurrences will provide more information regarding the medical devices firm as SINT stock has been dropping when there hasn’t been any recent news.
What has recently occurred at SINT?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Sintx Technologies (SINT) a three-year Phase II contract for $1.5 million to develop, design, and analyze thermal-environmental barrier coatings (T-EBCs) for functionally graded high-temperature ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). Technology Assessment and Transfer (TA&T), currently a fully owned subsidiary of Sintx Technologies, was the organization that first presented the proposal.
The objective is to create gas turbines that can operate dependably at input temperatures as high as 3,100°F. This objective is shared by the American armed services, commercial aviation researchers, and maybe even industrial gas-turbine power plants. The capacity of CMCs and T-EBCs to withstand deterioration under challenging moisture-laden combustion and sand/dust ingestion (CMAS) circumstances at substantially higher temperatures than the existing state-of-the-art 2,400°F is therefore urgently needed.
Higher turbine engine performance, lower fuel consumption and maintenance costs for commercial airplanes, and improved efficiency and lower pollution levels for industrial power plants are only a few of the technical, economic, and societal advantages. Significant social advantages will result from energy savings and a decrease in emissions that harm the environment. Among the spin-off, uses are extensions for liquid propulsion nozzles, supersonic parts, and nuclear applications.
Critical turbine components are facing major longevity challenges as a result of the constant temperature rises and inefficient, reduced-emission turbine engines. The goal of this project is to create novel high-temperature ceramic composites and environmental protection coatings for advanced CMCs, which will improve flight safety, assure engine performance, and save maintenance costs. Energy prices will go down, and environmental pollution will go down as a result of commercial aircraft and commercial power plants.
How will SINT benefit from this?
Strong potential exists for the idea, and this contract will hasten SINTX’s progress toward scaling up and commercialization. With a long history of creating high-temperature solutions for a range of applications including NASA, DOD, DOE, and the U.S. Armed Forces, TA&T has just been bought by Sintx Technologies (SINT). High-temperature coatings are now offered by SINTX-TA&T for a range of industrial applications.