Direct from the…3D printer – Pizza, Hot and Fresh?

Chicago Style Deep Dish Cheese Pizza

A process only though possible on science fiction television shows and movies is coming to a spacecraft near you.  Well maybe not near you quite yet, unless you are 270 miles above the planet.  A NASA engineer has won a 6 month, $125,000 grant for creating a food synthesizer prototype.  Pizza, a global food obsession was his first target with the machine.  The result a robot made, 3D printed pizza in under three minutes.

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Microfiber Wipers Parts I & II – I Can See Clearly Now!

eye glasses and microfiber

The Microfiber Revolution is upon us.

A polyester/nylon blend or just polyester by itself is what makes up the cleaning cloth that came with your glasses. The unique makeup of these microfibers allows for the cleaning of your sensitive optics.

Find out the real difference these microfiber wipes make by examining our two part series over at Cleanroom News.



Exploring the Insanitary/Unsanitary Conundrum – Compounding Pharmacies

black mold

Insanitary. Unsanitary. Do you know the difference?

As members of the contamination control industry it is important for us to realize the gravity of preparing, packing, and housing materials that are used in critical environments. With contamination risks on the rise the Food and Drug Administration is keeping a close eye on compounding pharmacies. As trouble is found, often times the compounding pharmacies were not aware of the rules, though that is not an excuse.

Proper procedure and cleaning methods are key to ensuring the safety of your products.

Continue reading this article on Cleanroom-News and contact one of our technical representatives today to ensure your company is not at risk.

When is a Pharmacy Not a Pharmacy? Or ‘A Horse of a Different Color.’

ack in the ‘Old Country,’ polo is considered the ‘sport of kings.’ On any given day, weak sunshine bathing the pitch in a pale golden glow, the upper crust of the English horsey elite will gather for this centuries-old game of speed and tactic. Dukes and earls rub shoulders with up-and-coming titans of industry and their winsome trophy wives as the battle for dominance of the puck is played out on a meticulously manicured lawn. And when the match concludes and the horses are stabled, players and crowd adjourn for a glass of Pimms or some sweet tea, and a round of cucumber sandwiches.

At least that is the delicately romanticized image of polo.

But back in 2009 in Ocala, Florida, at the U.S. Open championship match the spectators’ appetite for post-game nibbles – whether cucumber or otherwise – was severely compromised. In front of the group of horrified onlookers, twenty-one of the competing horses suddenly and apparently inexplicably dropped dead. The horses – the Lechuza Caracas polo team – were owned by Victor Vargas, a Venezuelan entrepreneur, and three of the players, and they all wanted answers.

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The Microfiber Revolution

Microfiber Clean Room Wipes

Microdenier cleanrom wipers do not appear much different than standard knit polyester wipers but they are very soft to the touch. This makes them ideal for cleaning applications of delicate surfaces. Furthermore, microdenier wipers can be dampened with (i) deionized water (DIW) or (ii) isopropyl alcohol – DIW mixtures of any proportion. Another benefit is that these wipers can be used dry to remove surface contaminants from flat panel displays or screens used for cell phones or tablets – important because of the need to eliminate liquids near sensitive electronic circuitry.

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