3 Nozzle Tips!

3 Nozzle Tips!

When is a nozzle too worn out to use? Are rectangular nozzles like abrasive fans? What makes Hi/Performance more efficient? Find out the answers to nozzle FAQs in this month’s post!

Artifact Restoration & Fossil Preparation with MicroBlasting

Artifact Restoration & Fossil Preparation with MicroBlasting

In the spirit of back-to-school season, let’s dive into a fun academic subject: restoring artifacts and cleaning fossils! These are delicate and risky tasks, to say the least. MicroBlasting provides the pinpoint precision and gentle abrasion needed to remove the matrix surrounding a precious remnant of the past. Let’s look at two examples: the restoration of the H.L. Hunley submarine and fossil preparation at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

Control Etch Rates on PZT for MEMS Fabrication

Control Etch Rates on PZT for MEMS Fabrication

Researchers at the University of Maryland determined that MicroBlasting made the process of etching PZT controllable, mass-producible, and efficient. Combining Comco technology and dry film photoresist masking, they were able to produce channels to a specified depth. This paper published in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering compares other processes and provides a detailed outcome.