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Alternative Lab-on-a-Chip Material

February 24, 2016

A close-up image of micro-scale pillars that were formed — or, photostructured — in the OSTE polymer using UV light. (Credit: KTH Royal Institute of Technology) Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new [more...]

Micro Moulding Advances

October 4, 2015

Microfluidic Chip from Plastic Design Corporation (All Image Credit in this article: Mark Kinder)  Every year micro fluidic moulders push the envelope to meet the requirements of new analytic technologies. Much of this activity is [more...]

Machining Micro Molds for Medical Devices

September 18, 2015

Machining the micro molds used to make medical devices and components require among the most demanding micro machining applications. A new type of machining platforms is making it possible to machine molds faster, more accurately, and more [more...]

3-D Printing Breaks the Glass Barrier

September 6, 2015

The palette of materials that can be used as 3-D printing “ink” is quickly growing in diversity, but one ubiquitous material has, until now, been absent: transparent glass. It’s already possible to use tiny granules of glass in a [more...]

Buliding a Better Micromachine

August 30, 2015

Plasma electrons emerging from a nozzle to form a microelectronic structure that is only as wide as a strand of human hair (Image Credit: SOUVIK GHOSH)  To get a sense of how Christian Zorman and his colleagues aim to create a [more...]

Rice, Penn State Open Center for 2-D Coatings

August 16, 2015

An atom-thick Rice Owl (scale bar equals 100 micrometers) created in 2013 demonstrated an ability to make fine patterns in a hybrid graphene/hexagonal boron nitride material. Rice researchers led by materials scientists Jun Lou and [more...]

IBM Chip Features Cross The 10 nm Barrier

July 12, 2015

Michael Liehr (left) of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Bala Haran (right) of IBM Research inspect a wafer comprised of 7 nm node test chips in a clean room in Albany, NY. IBM Research, [more...]
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