Bulk Density Measurement
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
Bulk density measurement, a fundamental aspect of material characterization, has evolved significantly over the centuries. As with the majority of our scientific endeavors, the basic foundations date back to earlier civilizations. Initially, rudimentary methods were used to estimate the mass and volume of materials. However, as time progressed, the modern era witnessed a paradigm shift in the techniques and instruments used in bulk density measurement, triggering its integration into various industrial processes. This integration not only improved accuracy but also enhanced the understandi ..read more
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Functional Component Integration in Lab-on-a-Chip Fabrication (part 4)
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
The previous series of the lab on a chip series discussed depositing thin films of materials onto substrates as a key step in lab-on-a-chip fabrication, since it allows for the creation of functional layers essential for sensors, electrodes, coatings, and other components to adhere to. Now we will look at how Functional Component Integration is built in a functional lab-on-a-chip device. Functional Component Integration Microfluidic devices often require the integration of additional components such as valves, pumps, electrodes, or sensors to enable specific analytical functions. These ..read more
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Lab-on-a-Chip Fabrication: Deposition Techniques (part 3)
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
In the second series of lab-on-a-chip, we learned about photolithography, a fundamental technique used to fabricate lab-on-a-chip devices, to define complex microscale features on the substrate. In the third installment of our series, we look more into lab-on-a-chip fabrication by exploring thin-film deposition techniques. Thin-film deposition is key in enhancing the functionality and performance of lab-on-a-chip devices by enabling the precise coating of substrates with specialized materials. Deposition Techniques Depositing thin films of materials onto substrates is a key step in lab ..read more
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Tea Mixer delivered by Lindor to German client
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
Lindor, leveraging its extensive expertise in the tea industry, has provided a tailored industrial tea mixer to another satisfied German client. This medium-sized, rotary drum mixer boasts a batch capacity of 2000 liters (about 71 cu ft) and features Lindor’s unique Gentle Touch tea mixer mixing technology. Equipped with retractable inlet and outlet for effortless cleaning and inspection, this mixer has been customized to meet the specific needs of the client. In response to the client’s requirements, Lindor modified the standard tea blender by enlarging the outlet, ensuring optimal product o ..read more
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3D Printing Nanoparticles Breakthrough By Stanford Engineers
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
Stanford material engineers have pioneered a method to 3D print tens of thousands of previously hard-to-manufacture nanoparticles. This innovation could lead to materials that can rapidly change their form. The shape of nanoparticles is crucial in determining the physical properties of the materials they compose. “A crystal made of nano-ball bearings will differ from one made of nano-dice, resulting in unique physical properties,” explained Wendy Gu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, in her recent paper published in Nature Communications. “We’ve used 3D nanoprintin ..read more
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Smart solutions for plastics recycling and compounding
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
1M ago
Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim are showcasing cutting-edge components and solutions for plastics recycling and processing at NPE 2024, held from May 6-10, 2024, in Orlando, Florida, USA. At Booth W1601 in West Hall Level 2, visitors can explore advanced technologies aimed at maximizing product quality while minimizing environmental impact. With a focus on efficient plastics recycling, both companies are unveiling innovative process solutions tailored to the evolving needs of the industry. State-of-the-Art Equipment and Solutions Coperion and Herbold Meckesheim are unveiling an array of st ..read more
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Lab-on-a-Chip fabrication: The Power of Photolithography and Etching Technologies (part 2)
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
2M ago
In the first part of our series on lab-on-a-chip technology, we looked into various scientific disciplines, including microfluidics, materials science, chemistry, and engineering, that have led to the development of the lab-on-a-chip analytical approach. The article gave a perspective on how advancements in microfabrication techniques, particularly photolithography and thin-film deposition, have enabled precise manipulation of fluids and materials at the microscale. To continue we will look deeper at what photolithography entails when it comes to lab on a chip fabrication. Photolithogra ..read more
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Lab on a Chip: An Introduction (Part 1)
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
2M ago
The development of lab-on-a-chip technology represents a combination of various scientific disciplines, including microfluidics, materials science, chemistry, and engineering. It began with advancements in microfabrication techniques, particularly photolithography and thin-film deposition, which enabled controlled manipulation of fluids and materials at the microscale. In the 1990s, professionals in diagnostic fields and researchers envisioned the integration of complete analytical systems onto a single microchip, leading to the concept of (lab-on-a-chip).This concept aimed to miniaturize ..read more
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10 Powder Processing Do’s and Don’ts – Crystal Growth, Nucleation
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
3M ago
The fascinating world of crystal growth, nucleation, and powder processing is a dynamic field, where science meets innovation, it’s crucial to understand the best practices and avoid potential pitfalls to achieve optimal results. Let’s delve into the key 10 Powder Processing Do’s and Don’ts as a practical guide: 10 powder processing Do’s Understand Supersaturation Comprehend the concept of supersaturation as a fundamental condition for crystal nucleation. Control Temperature Manage temperature carefully, as it significantly influences molecular kinetic energy and nucleation propensi ..read more
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Particle engineering in Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Cosmetics
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by POWDERTECHNOLOGY.info
3M ago
Particle engineering is an emerging field that is affecting multiple industries, with its most significant impact felt in pharmaceuticals, food, and cosmetics. The roots of particle engineering extend deep into human history, with examples found in the craftsmanship of ancient artisans who manipulated particles at the macro scale to create pottery and ceramics, totally unaware of the micro and nano scales’ existence. In modern science, the term “particle engineering” gained prominence in the mid-20th century, marking a significant step in understanding and applying particle properties and ..read more
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