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Ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) is a disruptive technology that its developer says will change the way manufacturers think about making metal parts. 




Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc., Hutchinson, Minn., is a first-time finalist in two categories for the Minnesota Business 2014 Manufacturing Awards.


QNP-L series thumbAerotech Inc. offers the QNP-L series of linear piezo nanopositioning stages that, according to the company, gives nanometer-level performance in a compact, high-stiffness package. A variety of travel and feedback options are available to fit applications ranging from microscopy to optics alignment.


Veco USA Inc. now offers custom-manufactured microparts for medical devices that need to control air-flow rates, fit into microsensors, magnetic stirrers and other instruments.



As part of GE Research’s efforts to additively manufacture more of its products, the company has turned to a “new” technology that has been around for about 15 years.



The National Aeronautics and Space Administration installed what is reportedly the world’s smallest camera into the space agency’s Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) tool.



Miyachi Unitek Corp.’s new UB29 linear DC micro welder offers precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding, particularly for the medical, aerospace, precision electronics and automotive markets. 



Prices for aerospace hardware sold by traditional suppliers are too high for the growing numbers of small, agile, commercial space entrepreneurs that have entered the marketplace, reports SpaceNews in its coverage of the Small Satellite Conference held in early August at Utah State University.



US Micro Laser’s micromachining experts have more than 20 years of experience in the field of laser micromachining. But, on occasion, when additional brainpower is needed, the Morgan Hill, Calif., company can draw on the cumulative expertise that exists in the other branches of the larger business entity to which it belongs. And, vice versa. 




The global market for microinjection polymer molding is expected to reach $897.3 million by 2020; according to a study by Grand View Research Inc.