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 new federally sponsored manufacturing innovation center to strengthen US manufacturing abilities in fiber-reinforced composites has formed, bringing together materials suppliers, OEMs, university R&D labs, and national labs.
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