Flexure mechanisms made of metals have been utilized in precision instruments for several hundreds o...
The Space X CRS-3 Dragon Resupply Mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was successfull...
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Need something small machined from glass?
Translume has years of experience fabricating custom-designed parts out of fused silica glass. If you’re looking for high precision machining of fused silica, don’t look any further. We will provide you with the best glass micromachining solution, as we have done so for the past 12+ years for hundreds of extremely satisfied customers.
Translume offers a large selection of standard microfluidic chip and flow cells fabricated from fused silica. Many of these standards items are available immediately from our stock or on short order. Check our webstore to see today’s availability. Should you not find what you want in our webstore, we also offer a rapid fabrication service to produce custom chips and flow cells.
Flexure mechanisms made of metals have been utilized in precision instruments for several hundreds of years, but until recently, you could not procure one made out of fused silica glass. Pity! Because fused silica flexures may be the best option for your precision application, really!
Felipe Guzman Cervantesy, Lee Kumanchik, Jon Pratt, and Jacob M. Taylor of NIST Gaithersburg (MD) and the Joint Quantum Institute (University of Maryland) report on a novel self-calibrating optomechanical device for absolute acceleration sensing that combines both wide bandwidth (10 kHz) and exquisite resolution at room temperature.
This group demonstrated an accelerometer with unprecedented sensitivities better than 100 nano-gn/Hz1/2 over a measurement bandwidth extending from 1.5 to 12 kHz.
The Space X CRS-3 Dragon Resupply Mission to the International Space Station (ISS) was successfully launched on April 18, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon capsule, carrying Translume components, was grappled on 20 April by Expedition 39 commander Koichi Wakata. The spacecraft is now berthed to the ISS.
For the first time, high-precision flexures and cantilevers with integrated optical waveguides are commercially available. Many have already discovered that our fused silica flexures, with their near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion, and their almost perfect elastic behavior, provide exceptional advantages in demanding metrology applications. In addition these flexures and cantilevers can now be procured with integrated waveguides.