LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Spidey Tek of Los Angeles, California announces its path to mass production of real spider silk. Spidey Tek is a biotech company dedicated to the mass production of the strongest material known to man, Real Spider Silk, and its utilization in producing superior products for the 21st Century.
Spider silk is a Bio-material that has been recognized as the strongest material on earth for many decades. The question has always been, 'how do you harvest enough of the silk to make it commercially viable.' Spidey Tek has discovered the answers to producing large quantities of spider silk by the rapid growth of specialized Spider cloned microorganisms in customized Bio-Reactors.
Through the marvels of genetic engineering, Spidey Tek is able to replicate what spiders have developed during the past 500 million years of evolution. This incredible breakthrough has been accomplished by specifically identifying the genes that code for the production of spider silk and cloning them into specialized microorganisms (bio vectors). These bio vectors, in turn, produce Real Spider Silk Proteins, which can be mixed with chemicals-materials to improve their mechanical properties. Plus, these same proteins can be utilized in the making of Real Spider Silk Fibers, which can replace materials such as carbon fiber, aluminum, steel and other materials used to make superior products.
To prove Real Spider Silk can be used in solid, durable applications, Spidey Tek proudly announces the debut of the Spidey Bat. The Spidey Bat uses Real Spider Silk to deliver a unique VTOL UAV that is lighter and stronger. This means it can carry a larger payload, fly further and is virtually indestructible. The Spidey Bat is unique in that it can take off and land like a helicopter and once it is at altitude, flies like a fixed-wing airplane.
The industrial and commercial applications for the Spidey Bat are wide and varied for civil, law enforcement and military uses. Spidey Tek is currently working on the design of a much larger version of the Spidey Bat. This Drone will have a wing-span of over 10 feet and able to execute much larger commercial and military tasks than the initial unit with its wing-span of 30 inches. Plus, utilizing the strength of its real spider silk compound, the Spidey Bat does not require a metal frame work. In full production, the Spidey Bat fuselage takes just minutes to manufacture and less than an hour to assemble. This reduces the overall costs of any size Spidey Bat Drone.
How strong is spider silk? Ordinary, natural spider silk has a tensile strength of 4,000 MPa (MPa is the scale used to measure the tensile strength of material at their failure point) and is 5-10 times stronger andlighter than carbon fiber that exhibits a tensile strength of 400 MPa, and is many times stronger and lighter than aluminum and steel.
In contrast, Spidey Tek's Super Spider Silk, ARACHNO, exhibits a tensile strength of 40,000 MPa, which is 10 times that of the natural spider silk's tensile strength and 100 times that of carbon fiber. ARACHNO is just as easy to work with as our regular real spider silk.
This bio-super-material can have a serious impact on the material sciences paradigm.
Spidey Tek's technology is protected by international patents. From the spider silk DNA gene sequences, to the process of mass-production of the actual spider silk, to the many applications for products of every description, it is all protected by international patents.
Rather than focusing on the textile market and because of the excellent mechanical properties of its spider silk protein and fibers, Spidey Tek is skewing its expanded capabilities into areas that can make a real difference in the world. Real Spider Silk can be utilized to replace materials such as Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Steel, Aluminum or Plastics to manufacture different products across many different platforms. In addition, Spidey Tek's real spider silk proteins and fibers can be mixed with chemicals such as polyurethanes, polycarbonates, polypropylene, resins and materials for 3D printing (PLA & ABS).
Imagine having the capabilities to 3D printing an automotive part that is completely finished, ready to install and it is stronger than the steel, aluminum or carbon fiber part it is replacing.
Spidey Tek materials can save significant amounts of weight, in many cases, thousands of pounds in the manufacturing of autos and trucks. Every carmaker in the world is under rapidly approaching mandates to reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
It is a proven engineering fact that one of the quickest ways to improve fuel mileage and reduce emissions to is to reduce the weight of the vehicle.
Spidey Tek's spider silk, when mass-produced, provides the weight reduction of carbon fiber at a much affordable price and will allow manufacturers to replace standard materials currently used. In addition, Spidey Tek has proprietary manufacturing techniques which reduce the cost of manufacturing.
Spidey Tek is currently in its second round of funding. For inquiries regarding any additional information, video links or investment opportunities, contact the company through www.spideytek.com.
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