One of the greatest worries of the E-Cat community, when they learned that Andrea Rossi had taken on a major partner in the U.S., was that somehow his technology would disappear. When they learned that this, to date anonymous, partner knew everything about the E-Cat, including the mysterious catalyst, the questions started to pour.
Now, the manufacturing of E-Cats and Hot Cats is being developed using robotized methods. This is to make it possible to produce enough of the units to make them financially viable on the open market.
Andrea Rossi, himself, has said that by the time mass production has been established, the units will be so inexpensive that it will do no competitor any good to copy the IP. Frank Acland referred to this on the Journal of Nuclear Physics recently, when he commented:
“You mention that the IP for the E-Cat may be made useless by strong industrialization of E-Cat products. The only way for this to be the case would be for your partner to produce E-Cats on a massive scale very cheaply.
“Is this a priority for you and your partner?”
Mr. Rossi’s response was:
“It is among our priorities in this period.”
The inventor also replied to another commenter’s question regarding the existing patents on the E-Cat with the statement:
“We have not to change our patent.”
Now that the U.S. partner has been able to build a working reactor without the input of Mr. Rossi, mass manufacturing will be far more likely. As with all other major inventions, such as firearms and automobiles, assembly-line technology must be finely honed so that all parts are interchangeable. In addition, this is tremendous cost-savings – just ask Henry Ford, who made automobiles affordable to ordinary people in an age when only the wealthy could afford such items.
So, the E-Cat community waits for the manufacturing process to be streamlined, before the product is widely available. In this way, the technology will be safely available to all who desire it.