Sandia National Laboratories (www.sandia.gov) is looking for industry partners to license, manufacture, and sell their CapTiteTM suite of capillary fittings, as well as the compatible ChipTiteTM series of manifolds and interconnects. The fittings feature a one-piece ferrule intended to eliminate sealing sleeves and provide pressure capabilities up to 40,000 psi. They present clean, reliable seals that may be used for research applications or in markets such as genomics, HPLC, proteomics, micro-mechanical and micro-hydraulic assemblies.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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