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April 2018

Following the success of eight annual editions of mAm (the Micronarc Alpine Meeting), the ninth was again held in idyllic Villars-sur-Ollon Read more

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Readers of this column might remember an article I wrote a couple of years ago about a systematic creative problem-solving technique invented by the Soviet mechanical engineer Genrich Altshuller Read more

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Modern-day designers of micro-products are able to choose from a vast array of manufacturing technologies to bring their designs to life. Read more

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Cutting, drilling, welding, marking or structuring—lasers are used in a wide variety of processes Read more

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For many years, Affolter Pignons—a Swiss supplier of watch parts and division of the Affolter Group—employed specially trained staff Read more

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High-resolution instruments equipped with internal passive air isolators may permit the option to add inertial sensors and vibration cancellation motors to convert the passive air isolators to active air isolators. Read more

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Abrasive waterjet cutting has been around for four decades, but fine abrasive waterjet (FAW) cutting—which employs smaller diameter, abrasive sapphire garnet orifices and nozzles—is now being offered for industrial use and not just research. Read more

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