Anz has created an aesthetic that is both playful and profound.
The coatings, which are made from a variety of materials, include glass, aluminum, copper, titanium, stainless steel, aluminum powder, and concrete, are designed to stand up to extreme heat and wear.
“They’re like an architectural coat for the skin,” says Anz.
“It’s an elegant coat, it’s a high-end coat, but it also has a high water resistance.”
Anz says the coatings are designed with the skin in mind: the more water a material absorbs, the more it can resist, and the better it resists heat.
Anz’s coatings also allow for the use of less material to create a uniform surface.
“When we started, we had a lot of materials on the market and they were a little bit heavy,” he says.
“I thought, if we’re going to go with something with more strength, we’re not going to want to use so many materials.”
Anze’s coat-on-a-chip is an example of the latter.
The technology that enables Anz to create the coat-ons is called a chip and the technology that powers them is called an aortic chip.
“We developed this chip that’s about 10 times smaller than a typical chip, which makes it possible to do this,” says Arash.
“There’s no other way to do it.”
An z of the aorta is made from glass, copper and aluminum, which is then treated to create an outer layer that is 10 times stronger than traditional aortas.
The outer layer is then sandwiched between a glass substrate and a ceramic substrate.
The ceramic substrate has an elastic material that allows for the layer to bend in response to the pressure exerted on it.
The coating, meanwhile, has a layer of glass that is bonded to a copper substrate, making it flexible and easy to remove and replace.
“This is a material that is already being used to build all sorts of things, from cars to airplanes,” says Michael Anderton, an architect who designed the Anz coatings.
“Aortas are already used for everything from high-speed trains to medical devices.”
The anz coat is so durable, Anz claims it will last for years and be able to withstand years of wear.
Anza and Anze design are currently working on making the technology more flexible and resistant to wear, but Anz is hoping to bring the technology to a wider audience in the near future.
“The goal is to bring this technology to the consumer market,” says Anderson.
“To make a coat that can last 10 years, that’s a very, very big goal.”
Anza says he has received $6 million in funding from a group of venture capitalists, and he hopes to bring Anz and his team of designers and engineers to Silicon Valley.
The goal is also to bring a new layer of complexity to the industry, says Anza.
“One of the things that I like most about the technology is the design that we’ve done,” he explains.
“In terms of the technology, it doesn’t feel like a coat on the skin.
It feels like a product.”
Anzing is working with Anza on the technology and expects it to be available in the next couple of years.