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Semiconductor  

Heat has become a major limiting factor in semiconductor evolution. Today’s high-performance designs require advanced, complex cooling devices in order to maximize performance and reliability. Miniaturization enables thermal engineers to build smaller, more effective cooling devices and put them closer to heat sources, so the semiconductor industry can continue its progress unabated.

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Aerospace  

Drones rely on gyroscopes and accelerometers to navigate great distances. These sophisticated mechanical sensors were once too large and heavy for use in a lightweight platform. Miniaturization allows engineers to provide this advanced performance in packages that are hundreds of times smaller, ensuring accuracy without compromising flight distance or functionality.

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ACHIEVE BETTER OUTCOMES

Medical Device  

Cerebral aneurysms are life-threatening abnormalities in the blood vessels of the brain. Today, physicians successfully treat aneurysms with micro-metal coils thinner than the diameter of a human hair.

3D PRINTING FLEXIBILITY AT A SEMICONDUCTOR SCALE

TECHNOLOGY  

Start with the design freedom of additive manufacturing. Add the extreme precision and high-volume production of semiconductor manufacturing. That’s innovation on an unprecedented scale.

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Company  

Time after time, scale has proven to be the key that unlocks new levels of performance — and new possibilities. Partner with us and quickly leverage the technology and expertise needed to design and build more robust, commercial components and devices that take advantage of our breakthroughs in scale and precision.

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As everything from consumer electronics to medical devices continues to shrink, manufacturers keep running up against the problem of detail: How do you make parts and pieces that are nearly microscopic while maintaining their finer points? Microfabrica, a company based in Van Nuys, Calif., has developed a process that combines 3-D printing, wherein structures are built up layer by layer, with the same manufacturing techniques used to make computer chips, whereby metal ions are essentially electroplated to a surface.

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Any cancer diagnosis is frightening, but pancreatic cancer is especially so. It’s more difficult to treat than other types of cancers, as it spreads rapidly and is rarely detected until it’s in an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society, the one-year relative survival rate for pancreatic cancer is 20%, while the five-year rate is a dismal 7%. These low numbers are largely due to the fact that, again, by the time most tumors are detected they’ve already progressed past the point at which they can be surgically removed. Right now, pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and is expected to surpass breast cancer in 2017. In light of those dark statistics, however, there’s hope. California-based Microfabrica, a leader in advanced technology, combines 3D printing technology with advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes to design and build solutions on the microscale for various industries including aerospace, electronics, and medicine.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica, the world leader in Advanced Additive Manufacturing, announced that they have partnered with industry leader US Endoscopy, to produce the world's first submillimeter biopsy forceps, designed to improve the reliability of tissue biopsy in the GI tract including biopsy of pancreatic cystic lesions.

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WHITE PAPER

MICA FREEFORM VS. SELECTIVE LASER MELTING

A white paper comparing the MICA Freeform process to selective laser melting.

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