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Optomec’s patented Aerosol Jet technology delivers the ability to print fine-feature electronic, structural and biological patterns onto almost any substrate, according to the company. The process utilizes aerodynamic focusing to precisely deposit electronic and other materials in dimensions ranging from 10µm up to centimeter scale. The process begins with a mist generator that atomizes a source material.

The University of Louisville and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, in May announced plans for a 3D printing training facility -- named the UL Additive Manufacturing Competency Center -- that is set to open this fall adjacent to the university campus.

Making a 32 x 32 grid of 0.05 diameter holes on plastic film.

A video tutorial from Ronald D. Schaeffer, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of PhotoMachining Inc.

Ametek captures slow-motion video during the creation of a brass lenslet using two industry-leading ultra-precision machining tools.

With a new extension set for its 3D printer, Nanoscribe, Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany, offers a complete solution for microfabrication by combining hardware, software and polymer printing material components that are adapted to each other, according to the company.

FDM End-Use Parts Webinar thumbMICROmanufacturing magazine organized this webinar, titled "The Value of FDM End-Use Parts," in partnership with Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials.


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New York-based Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST) offers an overview of its minitiarized Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) device based on its fluorescent nanoparticle detection technology and MEMS capabilities.

Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings.

Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a number of applications, such as rust prevention, anti-icing and sanitation. However, as U of R’s Chunlei Guo explained, most hydrophobic materials rely on chemical coatings.

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build tiny, robust, mechanical versions of the creatures, and then they add rockets. Watch Bergbreiter's TED Talk, see their developments in micro-robotics and hear about three ways we might use these robots in the future.