T Squared Manufacturing Corp. (www.tsquaredpumps.com) has been acquired by Parker Hannifin (www.parker.com) for an undisclosed amount. T Squared makes specialty diaphragm pumps for gases in life science applications and will be part of Parker's Automation Group, Pneutronics division (Hollis, NH). "The acquisition will position Parker's Pneutronics Division as the sole provider of both miniature solenoid valves and pump technology for life science applications," says Bob Bond, Parker Automation president.
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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