InSituTec has a strong technical team that focuses on advanced technologies in nano and microtechnology. These areas include mechatronics, rotary spindles, microfluidics, microscale metrology and macroscale. Contact us to learn more about these topics or click on the links below to be directed to journal publications, technical papers, and presentations.
This paper presents research into the application of energy absorbing foams as a passive damping medium to enhance the controllability for fast steering (tip-tilt) of lightweight mirrors.Published in: Journal of Sound and Vibration Year: 2005
This paper presents the development of a real-time, contact-based, high frequency, response profilometer employed as a roundness gauge for measuring circular form error for 100% part inspection on the shop floor with an accuracy of better than 0.5 μm with measurement times of less than 1 s.Published in: Precision Engineering Year: 2006
The objective of this paper is to highlight some of the numerous issues that occurred during the assessment of four different resonance-based vector touch sensor (VTS) designs.Published in: Precision Engineering Year: 2003
Introduction to ultra high speed precision scanning for precision manufacturing.Published in: Company Document Year: 2004
This paper presents the design, manufacture, and implementation of a dual-stage tip-tilt steering mechanism driven by ultra-high strain piezoelectric stacked actuators for coarse and fine motion control.
This paper focuses on digital signal processing for precision manufacturing.Published in: Sensors Magazine Year: 2004
This article presents a theoretical and experimental assessment of a translation stage design based on a piezoelectric actuator and levering mechanism.Published in: Review of Scientific Instruments Year: 2004
This article presents the performance of ultra-high-strain single-crystal piezoelectric stacked actuators using the composition Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)-32%PbTiO3 (PMN-32%PT)for adaptive structures (in particular for space-based applications).Published in: Review of Scientific Instruments Year: 2005
This paper presents a comparative study of digital methods to improve the signal to noise ratio in ac bridge measurements and other applications requiring demodulation of amplitude-modulated signals.Published in: Precision Engineering Journal Year: 2008
This article discusses novel techniques for high speed mirror designs in damping, actuation and control.
Discusses rapidly concentrating or mixing biomaterial for microfluidics research.Published in: American Biotechnology Laboratory Year: 2009
Invesitgations using standing wave fibers for advanced 3D microfluidics study.
This technical paper led by UNC at Charlotte focuses on the use of our standing wave fibers for micro machining of surfaces.
Market Report Focusing on InSituTec's standing wave micro pick and place technology.
This paper discusses the use of standing wave probes as pick and place tools in microassembly applications.
This proceedings paper discusses employing standing wave sensors for 3D surface profilometry.Published in: Multi-Material Micromanufacturing Conference Year: 2009
Introduction to standing wave probes for micrometrology.Published in: Precision Engineering Conference Year: 2005
Discussion of challenges such as attraction forces in micro metrology and the use of standing wave sensors to overcome these technical challenges for dimensional metrology and scanning.Published in: NCSL International Year: 2007
Market Report Focusing on standing wave sensors for microscale metrology.Published in: Frost and Sullivan: Technical InSight in Advance Manufacturing Year: 2010
Power Point presentation discussing standing wave fibers for micro metrology and pick and place.Published in: SME Micromanufacturing Conference Year: 2008
Discusses measuring ultra fragile aerogel foams using a standing wave probe in non contact scanning mode.Published in: Micro Manufacturing Magazine Year: 2010
Discussion of modeling standing wave fibers for microscale metrology and pick and place.Published in: International Conference on Micromanufacturing Year: 2008
The aim of this presentation discussed an emerging microscale probing technology using a patented standing wave methodology.Published in: MetroMeet Conference Year: 2010
Introduction to high aspect ratio sensors for dimensional metrology applications.Published in: Quality Magazine Year: 2007
This trade article discusses the use of standing wave sensors for nano metrology and micromanipulation.Published in: NanoNow Magazine Year: 2009
This paper discusses the principle of operation for standing wave sensors and presents example data obtained from measurements of surface texture standards, a precision thread, and form and surface texture of a 128 micron hole.Published in: Wear Journal Year: 2010
The aim of this article is to discuss the development of a high aspect-ratio microscale probe for measurement of microscale features.Published in: Review of Scientific Instruments Year: 2005
Introduction to using standing wave sensors and gauge head to measure roundness of microscale holes.Published in: Precision Engineering Conference Year: 2006
Ultra Precision Rotary Axis
Development of a novel, ultra-precision spindle. The aim of this paper discusses the development of an axially symmetric nanometer repeatable spindle design without the use of air supplies.Published in: Precision Engineering Conference Proceedings Year: 2009