Dec 2016
Billions of gallons of water are evaporated each year at electric power plants in the U.S. for cooling purposes. As fresh water resources become strained in the U.S. and the rest of the world it is of great interest to find alternative dry air cooling approaches. Standard dry air cooling requires equipment that is very large, expensive and has poor efficiency. Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI), Colorado State University (CSU) and Modine Manufacturing Co. More
Aug 2016
Barber-Nichols engineers Robert Fuller and David Wehrlen have been granted United States Patent Number US 9,231,504 B2 for a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor electrical control system that increases motor efficiency by reducing pulse width modulation switching frequency to smooth and reduce harmonics present in the motor c More
Jul 2016
2016 marks Barber-Nichols' 50th anniversary and the company pulled out all the stops on May 20th to celebrate! The event included live music, food and refreshments, talks by company founders Bob Barber and Ken Nichols, and the world recording setting steam powered car built by the company in 1985 made a one day appearance for the event. More
Jul 2016
Barber-Nichols is honored to have been selected as a 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch winner! This program was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to honor Colorado companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating jobs, enriching communities, generating new industries, and fueling Colorado’s economic engine! More
Mar 2016
Direct Metal Laser Sintering - the process whereby successive layers of metal powder are fused together to form an object – is a subset of Additive Manufacturing techniques gaining favor in the rocket engine development community because of its ability to quickly and cost effectively produce complex components.  However, due to current part size “printing” limitations and the extreme material performance requirements, the value of this alternative manufacturing technique, as applied to turbomachinery, is not well understood by industry as large. More


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