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Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc., Hutchinson, Minn.,  has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of in-house coating.  Utilizing small batches of similarly sized tools, Eric Lipke, MITGI General Manager, said the company is able to consistently produce superior coating from tool-to-tool, and batch-to-batch, ensuring that the quality of the coating matches that of its tools.

 

 

OEwaves announced it has achieved ultra-low semiconductor laser phase noise using its proprietary Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) micro-resonator. The Pasadena, Calif., company said it is a significant improvement over its previously released Ultra-Narrow Linewidth Laser Source. The new laser technology achieves frequency noise of 15 Hz/√Hz at 10 Hz offset, and 0.5 Hz/√Hz at 10 kHz offset from the optical carrier.

 

The inaugural MicroGate, a new international trade show for the micromanufacturing industry, is slated for Oct. 14-16, 2015, at the Messe Karlsruhe in Germany.

 

With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), flexible high-performance nanoscale electronics are needed. At the moment, FinFET is the most advanced transistor architecture used in state-of-the-art microprocessors, according to researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.

 

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Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have designed a 3D-printable microscope for mobile devices that is made from pennies worth of plastic and glass materials.

 

Harvey Tool has launched its Fall 2014 Catalog that features more than 1,200 new tools, including new Holemaking Solutions, new variable helix end mills and miniature end mills. The introductions include tools that were once specials and are now standards and are available in expanded sizes, coatings and variations.

 

Michael J. Cleary, Ph.D., founder and president of PQ Systems Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and a professor emeritus at Wright State University in Dayton died suddenly on Sept. 10, 2014.

 

In 2012, University of Illinois researchers devised a walking bio-bot that was powered by the heart cells of rats. But heart cells, according to the researchers, are always on, and the researchers had little ability to control the bio-bots’ movements. To gain more control, the researchers developed new bio-bot machines that measure less than 1cm and are powered by muscle cells, which in turn are controlled by electrical impulses.

Portescap offers miniature motor technologies for a variety of end markets, including medical devices and various industrial applications. Its product technologies include brushless DC, brush DC, can-stack motors, disc magnet motors and stepper linear actuators to optimize performance.

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As the semiconductor industry continues to research building components at the atomic scale, traditional production methods are no longer efficient, according to this video from Lam Research Corp. that detail breakthroughs in atomic layer deposition (ALD) and atomic layer etch (ALE) methods.