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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfabrica, the world leader in Advanced Additive Manufacturing, presented performance results from their novel FINJET™ thermal management device at the SEMI-THERM 33rd Annual Symposium & Exhibit on March 15, 2017 in San Jose, CA. SEMI-THERM is an international forum dedicated to the exchange of information on the latest advances in electronics thermal management.

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VAN NUYS, CA – March 2, 2017 – Microfabrica, the world leader in Advanced Additive Manufacturing, will present performance results from their novel thermal management device at the SEMI-THERM 33rd Annual Symposium & Exhibit held on March 15, 2017 at 11:20am in San Jose, CA. SEMI-THERM is an international forum dedicated to the exchange of information on the latest advances in electronics thermal management.

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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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DECEMBER 2, 2016 • Digital Engineering

Microfabrica: Mass Production at Millimeter Scale

The 40,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing space in Van Nuys, CA, looks like any other small fab, or computer chip fabrication plant. Although the equipment used for photolithography, electrodeposition and the rest are the same, the products created by Microfabrica are very different.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2016 • Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Report from DDW: 7 Cool New Gadgets Your GI Docs Will Love

In sunny San Diego, gastroenterologists from all over the country gathered at the annual Digestive Disease Week to learn about the latest tools and techniques for treating GI disorders.

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 • Bloomberg Businessweek

Creating Precision Parts and Devices, at Millimeter Scale

Microfabrica produces millimeter-scale precision parts and devices—biopsy forceps, tiny clocks—through a method known as electrodeposition that’s similar to the process used to make computer chips.

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SANTA CLARA, CA – MAY 25, 2016 – Microfabrica, a leader in advanced additive manufacturing, announced today the appointment of Dr. Ron Black to its board of directors. Dr. Black has a long history of executive leadership in global semiconductor and mobile markets. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Rambus Inc.

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JANUARY 5, 2015 • 3D Printing Industry

Tiny Metal 3D Printing Overview: MICA Freeform vs. SLM