Thunder technology represents The New Power in Higher Performance for piezoelectric actuators and sensors. Rugged, robust and reliable, Thunder devices introduce a powerful new family of ultra-high displacement piezoelectric devices. Thunder actuators project a powerful solution in applications concerning aerospace, automotive and biomedical products as well as commercial products focused towards a global consumer market.
The unique multi-layer composite structure
allows these versatile products to offer exceptional performance with the
promise of significant benefits to a variety of applications. Thunder devices find applications both as actuators and sensors.
The flexible, yet durable properties of Thunder actuators have created a wide
range of interests in the sensor market.
A number of engineering and scientific
research groups have shown interest in Thunder technology since Face
International Corporation started its production and this interest has been
growing ever since. Our Thunder products have been successfully implemented by a
number of research organizations, leading institutions and commercial
industries. An increasing number of research projects have been initiated to
replace conventional mechanical systems with Thunder incorporated mechanisms to
enhance system reliability, performance, miniaturization and development cost.
Some of the actively involved groups are:
Face International Corporation has recently started active work with two of its
longtime clients, Manifold Products, West Newton, MA and Hollins
Communications Research Institute, Roanoke, VA, to help commercialize their
products through customized Thunder design, manufacturing and testing.
Technical Papers on Thunders:
Face Internation Corporation has a number of publications on Thunder device
technology. Many other research organizations and universities have also
published technical papers related to Thunders. Some of such publications are