Sono-Tek and T-SEC

What is a T-SEC Lab partner?   

T-SEC currently has a scanning electron microscope on Sono-Tek’s campus for use in product testing and research as a part of T-SEC’s grant-funded mission, thereby making Sono-Tek one of our SMARTT Lab partners. This microscope is available for use to qualifying NYS businesses. You can see it here. 


Read about how Sono-Tek engineers manufactures precision, ultrasonic spray platforms that make things we use every day like, thin swipeable devices, such as our mobile phones.  The platforms deliver incredibly fine coating sprays to a number of surfaces, including:

  • implantable medical devices, such as the stents used to unblock clogged arteries
  • printed circuit boards
  • semiconductors
  • solar and fuel cells
  • thin film glass deposition
  • food and other industrial coatings
Scanning Electron Microscope

T-SEC  lab partners are known as SMARTT lab partners.

SMARTT stands for SUNY Manufacturing Alliance for Research and Technology Transfer. These partners agree to be lab hosts and locate a piece of our equipment at their manufacturing or warehouse plant or college lab facility.

In exchange, the agreement with T-SEC is that the equipment be made available to NYS manufacturers, startups or students, as the case may be. Those who wish to use the SMARTT lab equipment typically must be pre-approved by T-SEC, except in the case of colleges as they have a student application process.

Scanning Electron Microscope

Sono-Tek reached out to T-SEC and informed us that previewing delivery systems with clients would add a new dimension to their service, helping them grow their business. We arranged a partnership with them by lending them a quality Scanning Electron Microscope from our Equipment Library.

Designed With Care

Inventor Harvey Berger created the modern ultrasonic nozzle and launched Sono-Tek. The nozzle is widely used in research as well as in pharmaceutical stents, among other applications.

In layman’s terms, high-frequency vibrations act upon the tip of the nozzle. This creates a series of events resulting in the tiniest droplets of liquid, perfect to coat surfaces for enhanced performance.

Measuring Vibrations

This T-SEC-provided oscilloscope works to measure vibrations, a basic but important step in the process.

If you are a manufacturer or entrepreneur in the Hudson Valley, and you’d like to talk to us about available equipment from our equipment library, or about hosting one of our pieces of equipment as a host partner/SMARTT Lab, be sure to contact us!

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