Lomiko securing a foothold on the development of graphene and 3D printing
May 6, 2014 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel interviews A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals (‘Lomiko’, TSXV: LMR | OTCQX: LMRMF) on how Lomiko is establishing a foothold in graphene industry and evolving interest in 3D printing supplies. On April 24th Lomiko was pleased to announce that they had started to trade on the OTCQX exchange, which, as Paul comments, will enable U.S. investors, excited by graphite’s potential, to have a better trading experience. Paul said that he expects to be taking Lomiko on a road show visiting various communities in Phoenix, Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta and “we think it will certainly bring a fresh life to Lomiko.”
Tracy points out that Lomiko recently converted preferred shares into ‘Graphene 3D Lab’. Lomiko was a seed shareholder in this company, which “has developed very quickly and has filed a patent related to 3d printing filament technology and that company is progressing nicely….and we felt it was time to convert so that they could themselves become public.” To that effect, Tracy mentions that during a recent meeting she had at a prominent Toronto Law firm, not one Partner body had heard of graphene. She asks Paul to explain what graphene is and what it actually does.
Paul concedes that this is a common problem and that he continuously has to discuss the merits of this material that was first discovered in 2004 by two scientists at the University of Manchester, who went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics: “what they created was a two dimensional object made of carbon atoms in a hexagonal shape, a structure that allowed it to be very, very strong. It is 200 times stronger than steel; it is flexible, conductive and semi-transparent.” Lomiko has been developing its graphite properties in Quebec “and looking for end users for the material we were taking out of the ground and we have sent graphite samples to a lab in New York, ‘Graphene Labs’, and they were able to convert that material into graphene and always and all of a sudden we have a whole new industry popping out of the ground.” Moreover, Paul believes that “copper is going to wane and graphite is going to take over as a material that can be used for electrical conductivity, for construction and many other uses and I think it’s going to be the new plastic.”
Paul and Tracy also discuss the ways in which Graphene 3D Lab’s 3D Printing will revolutionize technology because it allows for the direct use of graphene infused, or enhanced, polymers in a single printing (manufacturing) allowing for the production of ready to use, functional electronic devices.
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