Category: Multi-Axis Motion

3D Printing – Gantry Motion Platforms to Support 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing – Gantry Motion Platforms to Support 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing


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Advances in Laser Micromachining and Microprocessing

New Motion Control Approaches Deliver Improved Accuracy and Faster Time to Market

What is a Motion Platform?


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High Performance Motion Control – Systems Approach Provides Nanometer Precision for Industrial Applications

Integrated motion control and mechanics system design provides higher Accuracy and Performance


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Helical 3D Tomography with Air Bearing Systems and Piezo Motors

Hexapod for Non-Contact Asphere Metrology

A novel non-contact metrology method called “Tilted Wave Front Interferometry (TWI)” makes use of the multi-axis flexibility and accuracy of hexapod parallel kinematics 6-axis motion systems to position a calibration sphere.


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Why Google Engineers can make better Cameras using PI’s Direct-Drive Hexapod Multi-Axis Motion Platform


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Credit:ESO/P. Weilbacher (AIP)

High-Precision Drive Technology from PI is Sharpening the View into Space!

First Light from the VLT using the Adaptive Optics Facility

The adaptive optics facility (AOF), key to correcting image distortion as the light travels through the atmosphere, uses a number of PI translation stages. The image distortion or blurring effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is what causes the stars to twinkle to the naked eye.


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ACS and PI Motion Control

Controller technology for precision motion control at the micron or sub-micron or even nanometre level

At PI we recognise that moving to a new controller platform involves risk and a considerable investment in time for our customers. To support this activity we are able to provide a range of software and hardware tools for technology familiarisation as well as knowledgeable personnel who can provide training and support as and when needed.


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