Wicking Technology

The structure of porous metal with a very uniform porosity will pump/wick a liquid from a reservoir of fluid through the porous metal structure and apply the liquid to the desired location. Capillary adhesion takes place within the porous structure due to the uniform pore distribution and pore size.

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Literature & Data Sheets

Typical Applications

  • Diagnostic devices and systems
  • Thermal system heat pipes
  • Closed electronics recirculating systems

Wicking Devices

Overview of Mott porous media for wicking applications

Additive Manufacturing Overview

Our additive manufacturing capabilities provide the most uniform porosity and unique geometries for your application.

Product Specs


Material Choices

Standard filter and hardware alloys – 316L SS, 310 SS, Titanium, Inconel 600, Hastelloy® C-276, Hastelloy® X, Monel® 400, Nickel 200

Other alloys are available, consult factory

Hardware Options

Extension hardware and fitting options available for full assembly – Standard tubing, End-fittings like compression, NPT, or VCR®

Custom hardware options available, consult factory

Media Grades

Nominal pore sizes available – 0.2, 0.5, 2, 5, 10, 20, 40, 100

Custom options available, consult factory

Performance Testing

Lab Validation tests available

Our Design Capabilities

  • Custom filter media, pressure vessel, and fitting material and configurations available
  • Complete wicking assembly configurations and system design to your application
  • Prototype flow testing to correlated or actual fluids

Relevant Services

Design Expertise – From start to finish, we customize solutions based on your design parameters – challenge us!

Fluid Modeling – Our extensive applications have built a library of data to increase the accuracy of our flow models to provide initial performance and feasibility estimates prior to building prototypes.

Additive Manufacturing – Our technology allows us to print parts with both solids and porous in a single print cycle.

Extensive Partner Network – If a material is not listed or capability not in-house, we maintain an extensive network of partners for new material procurement, advanced manufacturing capabilities, and validation testing.