When your product requires a dedicated precision module, we can deliver one made to order. When you need a dedicated team of experts.
We have solved amazing challenges with our customers. Read about just some of the solutions created below.
A critical suspension structure was required within the measuring system of the customer's precision production machine. Eliminating external disturbances and vibrations at the nm level was essential whilst maintaining thermal decoupling from the surrounding measurement frame. The module increased the operating bandwidth of the customer's machine by an order of magnitude and improved the resonance characteristics at critical frequencies by two decades. When the module had been manufactured and qualified at volume, the long term supplier was trained to manufacture the dampers and supply at the target price point achieved ahead of schedule.
The customer needed to transport a laser beam over large distances with extreme precision. The transport system required a selection of steering mirrors which must be isolated from the environment. The steering module was designed to accommodate critical damping characteristics and performance under thermal load. Tens of qualified modules were delivered, proving the customer was able to deliver the beam to the point of application within the required dynamic error budget. Partnership with the long term supplier early in the design process ensured a subsequent smooth transition.
A light conditioning unit consisting of thousands of mems mirrors required a test module. Each micro-mirror of the programmable array must be individually assessed for positioning accuracy. Compensation per mirror for offset and inclination errors could then be applied. Through a highly innovative optical scanning approach, the customer was enabled to measure multiple arrays integrated in-situ with the associated electronics, going well beyond their initial expectation of single array qualification before assembly. Through mirror calibration, system response times were drastically reduced, and optical proximity effects reduced by 50%.