Thunder/Lightning technology represents The New Power in Higher Performance for piezoelectric actuators, energy harvesters and sensors. Rugged, robust and reliable, Thunder and Lightning introduce a powerful new family of ultra-high displacement piezoelectric devices. Thunder and Lightning project a powerful solution in applications concerning industrial, 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 as actuators and Lightning generators are used in energy harvesting and sensor applications.
The flexible, yet durable properties of Lightning generators have created a wide
range of interests in the energy harvesting and sensor markets.
A number of engineering and scientific
research groups have shown interest in Thunder/Lightning technology since Face
International Corporation started its production and this interest has been
growing ever since. Our Thunder/Lightning 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/Lightning 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
Characterization of Different types of High Performance THUNDERŽ Actuators
Modeling Aspects Concerning THUNDERŽ Actuators
Evaluation Criteria for THUNDERŽ Actuators