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Creating Precision Parts and Devices, at Millimeter Scale

Microfabrica is building miniature forceps, clocks, and more in a process similar to creating computer chips.
.5cm mechanical clock.

.5cm mechanical clock.

Source: Courtesy Microfabrica

Form and function
Microfabrica produces millimeter-scale precision parts and devices—biopsy forceps, tiny clocks—through a method known as electrodeposition that’s similar to the process used to make computer chips.

Innovator: Michael Lockard
Age:
 58
President and COO of the 100-employee design and manufacturing company, based in Van Nuys, Calif.