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Xtalic Gains Traction with Luna® USB: The Immersion Corrosion Solution For Waterproof Smartphone USB-C Connectors

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, June 30, 2016 — XTALIC introduced LUNA® USB earlier this year as a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior immersion corrosion protection. Today the Xtalic team is accelerating many key smartphone OEM qualification programs as well [...]

June 30, 2016|

Nano-Al for Lightweight Automotive Sheet

Technology thought-leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. this week to take a deep dive into the cutting edge materials science that is used to improve fuel economy in automobiles. Xtalic will present our work entitled High-Strength Electroformed Nanostructured Aluminum for Lightweight Automotive Applications. This work is part of a $5M research award from the United [...]

June 7, 2016|

Xtalic Showcases New Technologies at Aerospace Conference

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, May 17, 2016 — Xtalic will showcase existing and developing technologies at the 27th AeroMat Conference and Exposition. During this world leading aerospace materials conference, we will present the fundamental technology on which the Xtalic product portfolio is based. Conference attendees will see some of our new manufacturing approaches, which enable super-lightweight materials. Rose [...]

May 17, 2016|

Silver Contact Platings

We are pleased that nanostructured metal alloys have caught the interest and attention of Dr. Bob Mroczkowski, one of the leading experts in connector design and performance.

April 20, 2016|

Marlborough firm develops tech for waterproof smartphones

Our good neighbors here in Massachusetts are sharing some of our excitement is qualifying our new LUNA ® contact finish solution for USBc and other electrical connectors. Our thanks to the WBJ for picking this up.

April 15, 2016|

Xtalic joins LIFT

Xtalic recently joined the LIFT consortium (Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow) to further develop expertise in high strength, lightweight aluminum alloy coatings.  Xtalic is working with consortium partners to develop coating technology to improve both strength and corrosion performance.

April 11, 2016|

XTALIC INTRODUCES LUNA® USB: THE NOVEL USB-C CONNECTOR SOLUTION THAT ENABLES WATERPROOF SMARTPHONES

Nanostructured metal alloys outperform traditional metals MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 31, 2016 — LUNA® USB is a newly engineered connector plating technology that uses Xtalic nanostructured metal alloys to provide USB-C connectors with superior corrosion protection. A complete waterproofing solution for any mobile device requires a high level of corrosion resistance on the connector contacts. Exposure of [...]

March 31, 2016|

Xtalic debuts LUNA®: the key to a complete mobile waterproofing solution at Mobile World Congress

Higher performing, lower cost replacement for gold on electrical contact surfaces MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, February 16, 2016 — Xtalic is presenting LUNA®, a new nanostructured metal alloy that outperforms gold as a contact finish on connectors to deliver significant savings. LUNA meets all critical performance standards for a contact finish, including EIA 364 and other standards, and [...]

February 16, 2016|

Xtalic expands footprint in Asia

Due to high demand in current products and the introduction of new solutions, Xtalic is looking to double our manufacturing footprint in Asia during 2016. The new footprint will include dozens of customer site installations along with 3rd party plating facilities that will work as our partners. This partnership will service customers that are in [...]

January 4, 2016|

Meet Xtalic at Mobile World Congress

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, January 4, 2016 — Xtalic will be displaying some exciting technologies at Mobile World Congress this year including a breakthrough material that enables mobile and wearable devices to achieve a higher degree of water proofing and corrosion resistance in challenging environments. This new versatile product is called LUNA and also has the ability to [...]

January 4, 2016|