These are delicate tasks! See how the Hunley project and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles use MicroBlasting to reveal a part of the past.
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.
This micro-case study shows how MicroBlasting efficiently removes excess alloy filler after brazing without dulling or darkening a cutting tool surface. (Includes video.)
Aluminum oxide has long been the go-to abrasive for cleaning stents, valves, and other Nitinol implants before electropolishing. But recently, selective edge-rounding entered the application, and aluminum oxide was not enough. This month, we look at how glass bead took a radius from 2 microns to 24 microns.
Learn how automated micro-precision sandblasting can etch channels to a precise and repeatable depth in the surface of an air bearing or hydrodynamic seal.