In addition, Lomiko has created the new 100% owned subsidiary, Lomiko Technologies Inc. ("Lomiko Tech"). The above investment will be done through Lomiko Tech and will only proceed if the RTO receives the approval of the Exchange. This transaction is further to the Company's investment in Graphene 3D, as approved by the Exchange on December 3, 2013. The Company made a $50,000 investment for a 15% interest and was issued 250,000 Series "A" Preferred stock of Graphene 3D. If the RTO is successful, Lomiko will exchange its 250,000 shares of Graphene 3D to shares in the newly formed graphene entity created through the RTO.
"This is an exciting time for graphene and 3D printing companies with large multi-nationals such as Imerys, Samsung and General Electric entering the market." stated A. Paul Gill, CEO, "Lomiko Technologies allows Lomiko to invest in the future of 3D printing and graphene while Lomiko Metals works toward a 43-101 graphite resource in the near term."
On September 17, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process of graphite to graphene, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide ("GO") by a modified Hummer's method. The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material.
On January 20, 2014 Graphene 3D Lab reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing).
Additive Manufacturing is the process of creating a three-dimensional, solid object from a digital file, of virtually any shape. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, whereas successive layers of material are laid down and create different shapes.
Adding graphene to polymers which are conventionally used in 3D printing improves the properties of the polymer in many different ways; it improves the polymers mechanical strength as well as its electrical and thermal conductivity. The method described in the provisional patent application allows consumers to use the polymer, infused with graphene, together with conventional polymers in the same printing process, thereby fabricating functional electronic devices using 3D printing.
New developments in 3D printing will allow for the creation of products with different components, such as printed electronic circuits, sensors, or batteries to be manufactured. 3D Printing is a new and promising manufacturing technology that has garnered much interest, growing from uses in prototyping to everyday products. Today, it is a billion dollar industry growing at a brisk pace
Graphene 3D Lab Inc. Background
Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, and Lomiko Metals and focuses on the development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com
Lomiko Metals Inc. Background
Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.
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A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer
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