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- 06/30/14--07:03: Theory and Application of Piezoelectrics in Positioning
- 11/10/14--12:03: “Leaping Quanta”– A Poem
- 11/20/14--07:19: QNP-XY Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications
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- 01/23/17--07:19: Piezoelectric Devices Market to be Worth $31.33 billion USD by 2022
- 06/01/17--10:08: XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy
- 07/18/17--08:36: QFOCUS® QF-50
- 05/03/18--10:32: How Piezo Controller Design Influences Thermal Stability
In 1880, Pierre and Jacques Curie discovered that when mechanical stress was applied to a crystal, faint electric charges developed on the surface of that crystal. As the prefix “piezo” comes from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press, the term “direct piezoelectric effect” was coined to describe the electrical charge that is … Continue reading Theory and Application of Piezoelectrics in Positioning
In Aerotech’s October newsletter titled, “A Quantum Leap in Piezo Nanopositioning,” we discussed the new QNP-L piezo nanopositioners. In response, we received a poem from one of our readers located in the United Kingdom. We liked the poem so much we’d like to share it with you: Leaping Quanta The leap that cuts the … Continue reading “Leaping Quanta” – A Poem
Aerotech QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment. With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007%, and repeatability to 2 nm, nanometer-level precision is assured. With the highest dynamics (resonant frequency and stiffness) of any other comparable stage … Continue reading QNP-XY Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications
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Aerotech has designed and developed an extensive line of piezo nanopositioners over the past several years to include X, XY, and Z-axis models, as well as a full suite of perfectly matched controls and drives – and software that is easy to use with many advanced features. Our foray into the world of piezo nanopositioners included an examination … Continue reading 5 Ways Aerotech Piezo Nanopositioners Can Improve Your Precision Motion
Piezoelectric devices market estimated to be worth $31.33 billion USD by 2022. The driving factors for the growth of this market include increasing demand for piezoceramic devices, increased funding from government and investors, emerging energy harvesting techniques, rising demand in automotive sector, and growing popularity of miniaturization technology. Aerotech named major player in report by … Continue reading Piezoelectric Devices Market to be Worth $31.33 billion USD by 2022
The piezoelectric device market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% by 2022. The increasing demand for piezopolymer and composite material, emerging applications in the healthcare sector, and advancements in wearable technology such as smart clothing and activity trackers are are some of the many trends expected to drive the market during the … Continue reading Piezoelectric device market projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% by 2022
Aerotech’s QNP3 series XYZ piezo positioning stages combine sub-nanometer resolution, high dynamics, and excellent geometric performance in a compact three-degree-of-freedom (DoF) package. They come with a 40 mm x 40 mm clear aperture with closed-loop travels up to 100 µm x 100 µm x 10 µm (open-loop travels to 120 µm x 120 µm x … Continue reading XYZ Piezo Stages for Exceptional 3D Positioning Accuracy
Aerotech’s QFOCUS® QF-50 piezo nanopositioning stage is designed for high-performance microscope objective and optics positioning. It offers 400 μm closed loop and 450 μm open loop travel, high speed, 0.01% linearity, sub-nanometer resolution, and 4 nm bidirectional repeatability. The QF-50 accommodates optical instruments and next-generation laser micromachining applications. Due to a high-stiffness mechanical design, the … Continue reading QFOCUS® QF-50
Thermal management is critical in precision processes. To achieve long-term stability with capacitance sensor feedback piezo stages, it is well-known that a robust mechanical design is necessary. However, most users don’t realize that the piezo controller design can have a large effect on the thermal stability of the instrument or machine since critical feedback signals are created … Continue reading How Piezo Controller Design Influences Thermal Stability