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.
Deburring black PEEK is risky. This carbon or graphite-filled material easily discolors or roughens, even when using mild abrasives. Wheat starch removes burrs without changing the dimensional or aesthetic integrity of black PEEK. See the results in this post.
Wheat starch is a very soft abrasive, but it has just enough abrading power to gently lift really thin layers of conformal coating without risk to an underlying solder mask or circuit board. Learn why you may want to consider it, and learn why MicroBlasting, in general, is a great method for conformal coating removal.