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Who We Are

Setex® was born from this scientific curiosity. To biomimic what helps geckos defy gravity, those microscopic fibrilar setae on their toes. We developed our unique, patented gecko-inspired Setex materials to deliver products and solutions that stick, grip and fasten with unmatched flexibility and under the most challenging circumstances.

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We Are Setex Technologies

Setex Technologies is a spin out of Carnegie Mellon University, is the first commercial manufacturer of dry adhesive technology providing micro-fibrillar polymer based dry adhesives and surfaces for a wide range of product applications. Our gecko- inspired Setex® products address challenges current adhesives, and gripping materials cannot. Setex® technology enables visionary product designers to implement creative, first-to-market designs and solve tough, costly manufacturing problems.

Our expertise has been developed over the years. Encouraged by the results of nearly a decade of academic research in understanding and synthesizing biologically inspired adhesives, Dr. Metin Sitti, a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, founded and spun out Setex Technologies, formerly known as nanoGriptech from the University in 2009. Since then, Setex Technologies team of subject matter experts has secured multiple research awards from numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and the PA NanoMaterials Commercialization Center.

We Partner with Our Customers

Setex Technologies has R&D facilities in Pittsburgh to design, prototype and evaluate different materials to meet our customers’ specifications.

To create the most successful solutions, we partner with our customers to understand their applications, including material requirements and manufacturing parameters.

As our working relationships evolve, our product development activities can include:
  • Determining micro-pattern performance specifications
  • Material and micro-pattern geometry selection
  • Prototyping and testing
  • Mass production and delivery

Get a grip on your product design and manufacturing processes by partnering with Setex Technologies.