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.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
Airbus Defence and Space has 3D printed titanium brackets for communications satellites. The redesigned, one-piece 3D-printed brackets have better thermal resistance than conventionally manufactured parts, can be produced faster, cost 20% less, and save about 1 kg of weight per satellite.
A group of researchers at the Seoul National University have discovered a way to take material from cigarette butts and turn it into a carbon-based material that’s ideal for storing energy and creating a powerful supercapacitor.
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