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The Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Boston University Photonics Center and the BU Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology hosted the prestigious Society of Manufacturing Engineers this week for a tour of their world class facilities located on the campus of Boston University.
The intensive tour included demonstrations of their new technological advancements in the areas of, MEMS/NEMS (Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical- Systems), MOEMS (Micro-Opto-Electrical- Mechanical- Systems), photonics, micromachining and nanobiotechnologies.
Participants viewed advanced microscopy techniques, clean room processes, ultra-precision machining, and direct laser writing techniques for developing novel NEMS, MEMS, and precision fabricated materials, structures, and parts.
Some of the application areas include: fabrication of micro deformable mirrors, cantilevers, micro arrays, micro needles, drug delivery systems, microfluidic chips, lenses, micro alignment devices, micro-scale heat engines, coolers, fuel cell chips, micro and nano electronics, tissue engineering, prosthetics, biological scaffolds, wound dressing, fractal waveguides, micro-fluidic diagnostic systems, and precision mechanical devices.
"Novel processes and innovative manufacturing techniques are constantly emerging which are helping to facilitate the commercialization of exciting new products in virtually every field of science and technology. The positive effects of this continued development will provide long term benefits," states Bill Mosolgo of the Fraunhofer Center in Boston, MA.
To learn more about the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation or to discuss automating your next generation devices, electromechanical instruments or turnkey manufacturing systems, please contact Bill Mosolgo at (617) 353-1888 or
About Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
Fraunhofer USA, Inc., as part of our parent company, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, performs applied research. Our research is done under contract to government and industry with customers such as federal and state governments, multinational corporations as well as small to medium-sized companies. Fraunhofer’s research benefits society in many ways.
Fraunhofer USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft which maintains over 80 research units at more than 40 different locations throughout Germany. A staff of some 12,700, qualified scientists and engineers, works with an annual research budget of over one billion euros. Each Fraunhofer USA research center is closely affiliated with at least one of the 57 Fraunhofer Institutes. They also cooperate closely with major universities.
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