Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems and a hard drive tool supplier have completed a successful three-month evaluation of Ricor's MicroStar in-situ water vapor pump. According to the company, this new application for its Stirling cycle cryo pump reduces water vapor partial pressure, which in turn increases throughput and reduces base pressure and pump-down time. For more details on Ricor's stirling pump technology, check out www.ricor.com.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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