Tag Archives: micro

Conrad Laskowski

Recap of the SME Micro/Nano Manufacturing Conference 2012 – Boston, MA

04.11.2012 by Conrad Laskowski

On March 28th and 29th I attended this year’s Micro / Nano Manufacturing Conference in Boston, hosted by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The primary tracks this year were nano manufacturing, micro machining, micro molding, and micro metrology. Two years ago I attended this same conference in Mesa, AZ, and was obviously overdue for another visit.

Chad Schneider

Pop-up fabrication from the Harvard Microrobotics Lab

01.27.2012 by Chad Schneider

Harvard’s Microrobotics Lab is publishing some amazing work regarding a MEMS fabrication technique for creating 3-dimensional millimeter-scale robots from 2-dimensional multi-layer components.

Chad Schneider

Meeting the Challenges of Micropart Design

11.02.2009 by Chad Schneider

Recently, I published an article in MicroManufacturing Magazine about the challenges of designing microparts for manufacture. Not unlike any collaborative process, good communication is the key to a successful project.

Conrad Laskowski

A Discussion on Micro-Design & Manufacturing Costs

10.19.2009 by Conrad Laskowski

A good designer must often think like a manufacturer. The question, “Can this be made?” is asked over and over again during the design process. Shortly thereafter, the question also becomes, “Can this be made cheaply?”

Chad Schneider

Rapid Prototyping on the Micro-Scale

06.26.2009 by Chad Schneider

I was recently interviewed for an article regarding the state of rapid prototyping as it pertains to micro-scale manufacturing and product development. From what I’ve seen, the prototyping processes are just not down to the micro-scale, yet. Granted, the micromanufacturing industry is still pretty young, and it’s been growing so quickly in size and capabilities that I expect to see more rapid prototyping solutions soon.

Chad Schneider

The State of MicroManufacturing – 2009

04.27.2009 by Chad Schneider

At Key Tech, we’ve been designing micro-scale parts for some time, but finding vendors capable of manufacturing such parts has been difficult. I went to the SME MicroManufacturing conference to better understand the state of the entire micromanufacturing industry as well as identify vendors with specialized capabilities. I think the conference was a success on both counts.