Phillips Innovation Propels Micro-Molding Process
Features 2/7/2005 Post a comment Phillips engineers have advanced a breakthrough proprietary process for micro-molding alloys that eliminates machining and lowers costs considerably—and will ultimately give the medical industry smaller and longer-lasting implants and surgical tools in a shorter time to market.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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