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Teem Photonics chooses PI
Teem Photonics, France, a world leader in passively Q-switched microchip lasers, has chosen PI's P-611 NanoCube® piezo stage - a high-precision, multi-axis piezo nanopositioning system - for its new µFab3D microfabrication system. Typically used in microfluidics, cell biology and the manufacture of photonic crystal structures in micro-optics, the µFab3D system uses two-photon absorption to produce 3D polymer, protein, metal or other biomaterials microstructures. The integration of PI's versatile P-611 NanoCube into the µFab3D system enables precise alignment of laser and machining points, achieving resolution of 200 nm at speeds of up to 100 µm/s, for homogenous, high quality results.
Measuring just 44 mm, the easy to integrate, piezo actuator driven P-611 NanoCube is suitable for travel ranges up to 100 x 100 x 100 µm and can achieve resolution of up to 0.2 nm, with millisecond response times. The basic, open-loop model is designed for applications where fast response and very high resolution are essential, but absolute positioning is not critical, while the closed-loop version is ideal for applications requiring both high accuracy and positioning precision. The compact P-611 NanoCube systems are equipped with preloaded PICMA® high performance piezo actuators, integrated into a sophisticated, frictionless flexure guiding system. Actuators, guides and sensors are maintenance-free and not subject to wear, offering long lifetime and an extraordinary reliability.
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PI in brief
Over the last 40 years, Karlsruhe-based Physik Instrumente (PI) has become the leading manufacturer of nanopositioning systems and products based on piezo technology. PI is a private company with more than 500 employees worldwide and a flexible, vertically integrated organization, enabling it to fulfil almost any request in the precision positioning technology field. All PI's key technologies are developed in-house - including precision mechanics and electronics, position sensors and piezo ceramics or actuators - meaning that every phase, from design to shipment, can be guaranteed. Piezo ceramics and actuators are produced by PI Ceramic, a subsidiary of PI, and the Company has its own sales and service offices in all major markets. PI also maintains testing devices for nanometrology on three continents, and both PI Shanghai and PI USA have additional development and manufacturing resources, allowing rapid local response to specific customer needs.