Collaboration between Nanolution, the drug-delivery division of Biophan Technologies (West Henrietta, NY: www.biophan.com), and NaturalNano Inc. (West Henrietta, NY; www.naturalnano.com) has produced a drug-delivery technology derived from nanotubes found in halloysite clay.
Pressure Profile Systems Inc. (Los Angeles; www. pressureprofile.com) has announced the entry of its tactile sensors into the OEM market. The DigiTacts sensors are the first tactile sensors equipped with direct digital output capabilities, according to the company.
A metal-forming and -joining process has been added to a company’s orbital forming capabilities. The roller forming process developed by Orbitform (Jackson, MI) uses multiple rollers mounted on a rotating spindle. The rollers gently smooth and fold material into a seamless and solid form. By intersecting the workpiece on a precise contact line, the rollers gradually move material to the desired shape.