For detecting cancer, manual breast exams seem low-tech compared to other methods such as MRI. But scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that "feels" and images small lumps that fingers can miss. Knowing the size and shape of a lump could allow for earlier identification of breast cancer, which could save lives.
A new visualization system at MIT combines ceiling-mounted projectors with motion-capture...
Scientists have created a new kind of ion channel consisting of short carbon nanotubes, which...
SPIE Advanced Lithography is the premier conference for the lithography community. For 40 years, SPIE has brought together this community to address challenges presented in fabricating next-generation integrated circuits. It will be held February 22-26, 2015.
Simplex Isolation Systems has developed AirLock Cleanroom Enclosures. The entire Simplex product line of softwalls, hardwalls, extruded aluminum framing, hardware, and more are designed as modular units suitable for expansion or reconfiguration.
Comecer offers isolation technology for pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industry applications.
Hutchins & Hutchins Inc. distributes Eagle Group’s Gowning Bench with standard undershelf. These benches provide sturdy, comfortable support for workers while gowning and de-gowning.
Flowserve Corp. offers its Bearing Gard bearing isolator. The Bearing Gard employs static and dynamic sealing technologies to prevent ingress of contaminants into the bearing housing and ensure oil retention.
Clean Rooms International offers a line of clean bench and workstation models incorporating either HEPA or ULPA air filtration systems.
Hamilton Scientific has manufactured the configurable Panorama laboratory casework platform. The product line provides a variety of sizes and styles to meet different laboratory requirements.
Quantum technology devices, such as high-precision sensors and specialized superfast computers, often depend on harnessing the delicate interaction of atoms. However, the methods for trapping these tiny particles are hugely problematic because of the atoms’ tendency to interact with their immediate environment.
It's more an engineer's dream than nightmare - to rapidly prototype and redesign aircraft using 3-D printed parts. A team of student interns and engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center modified existing electric aircraft by harvesting spare parts from other aircraft and reassembling them along with specially designed 3-D manufactured parts to create new aircraft the team dubbed “FrankenEye.”
There are many factors to tabulate when selecting a new cleaning system. Production engineers need a cleaning process that is safe, sustainable, and affordable. This checklist can help plan your expenses.
The five second rule on avoiding germs and infections is the subject of much light hearted banter, but the implications of healthcare associated infections are not. Healthcare facilities are fraught with bacteria, germs, infections, contaminated biological waste, bugs, superbugs, viruses, and any number of options to threaten our health. Hospitals, in their frontline role fighting disease, couldn’t have it any other way.
What will green, safe, and sustainable look like in 2020? How will regulatory efforts and corporate policies influence manufacturing, cleaning, and contamination control? We asked these questions of people in manufacturing and in academia who are involved in critical cleaning and the impact of chemicals on society. In this series, we provide their insightful responses that reflect their expectations, wishes, and concerns.
The cleanroom height adjustable workstation from Palbam Class allows the operator to quickly change table height to ensure a comfortable, ergonomic work environment.
Leatherwood Plastics offers the Megasonic Wafer Cleaning Bench, a manually operated, acid cleaning tool constructed of polypropylene.