Aerotech

Ensemble QLe

Aerotech’s new Ensemble QLe panel-mount nanopositioning piezo drive is designed for use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers

Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder

Aerotech has introduced a Ball-Screw Stage with Linear Encoder, a compact, high-performance linear positioning stage featuring smooth travel combined with high accuracy, repeatability and positioning resolution capability to 25nm.

Applications include optics positioning, z-axis positioning of sensors in surface metrology, and in general purpose high-precision alignment. Quick multi-axis configurations are made easily with other MPS linear and rotary stages using the adapter brackets and mounting compatibility inherent in the entire MPS stage family.

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Information technologies like cloud computing and Internet of Things are bringing about big changes in manufacturing. Gemma Church looks at where laser systems will fit into these smart factories

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Matthew Dale asks what measures are needed to bring metal 3D printing into mainstream production

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Greg Blackman on the safety equipment for protecting against higher power and ultrafast lasers