Setex Technologies

Setex Technologies

Brief Description

Setex Technologies is the leading manufacturer of gecko-inspired, dry adhesive solutions, offering innovative products that surpass traditional adhesives, gripping materials, and fasteners. Our Setex™ products empower product designers and engineers in both B2B and B2C sectors to create unique, first-to-market designs and address complex manufacturing challenges, enhancing both top-line and bottom-line performance. Founded in 2009 by Dr. Metin Sitti, a Carnegie Mellon University professor, nanoGriptech (now Setex Technologies) has built its expertise through nearly a decade of academic research and multiple prestigious research awards. We are the first to mass-produce dry adhesive technology, delivering custom and off-the-shelf solutions from our Pittsburgh-based R&D facilities for a variety of applications across the adhesives, gripping materials, and fastener markets. 
Formerly known as nanoGripTech.


  • 2009. Company founded.


Kellar Autumn, Metin Sitti, Robert Full, Ronald Fearing, Thomas Kenny