When an automatic machine pours coffee with cream, the quality of the drink depends on a number of fluidic effects including turbulence and convection.
In Microfluidics, the dominant physical effects differ slightly. Two very-small (μl – pl) volumes of liquid mix through diffusion rather than convection. The understanding of these effects is crucial for the design of miniaturized fuel-cells or labs-on-chip. Leveraging these behaviors for product innovation can be extraordinarily complex.
Jabil expertise with macro- and microfluidic technologies, combined with our complementary experience with advanced assembly, precision mechanics, materials technology, and microelectronics, enables diverse products that incorporate fluid control:
Fluids in these devices range from water and soda to blood, fuel, and pharmaceuticals, all with various levels of volume, viscosities, colloid content, and acidities. The devices themselves are built with diverse materials (silicon, glass, and plastics) each with their own particular characteristics when interacting with fluids.
In addition to fluidics architecture, design, and implementation, Jabil is highly proficient in test and measurement, technology development, and regulatory compliance.