Unique piezo nanopositioning systems

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Custom Solutions
From simple modifications of existing designs to completely custom projects, Mad City Labs’ engineering team has the capability to quickly provide unique piezo nanopositioning systems for specialized requirements. In-house research scientists with extensive experience in UHV instrumentation, optical spectroscopy, and nanotechnology can provide the real-world advice and assistance to move a project from concept to reality. Generally, this work is done without NRE charges and without any requirements for multiple unit orders. Whether you need a special physical configuration, expanded or reduced range of motion, compatibility with environmental conditions, or special materials, a short discussion with our technical sales staff and engineers will quickly reveal the feasibility of a custom solution.

Design Parameters:

  • Axes of motion needed?
  • Range of motion for each axis?
  • Required speed of motion?
  • Dimensional limitations?
  • Center aperture?
  • Environmental conditions (UHV, magnetic fields, etc.)?
  • USB computer interface needed?
  • Coarse positioning needed?
  • Mass of attached components which must be moved?


Mad City Labs, Inc
Mad City Labs, Inc has been a leading manufacturer of flexure based piezo nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometer positioning resolution since 1998. Our piezo nanopositioning product line covers the entire spectrum of piezo nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. Mad City Labs engineers use 3D CAD and finite element analysis to produce piezo nanopositioners which combine long ranges of motion with exceptional linearity, orthogonality, and stability. Our in-house CNC machining centers and wire EDMs provide complete control of mechanical assembly production and allow Mad City Labs to design and fabricate custom systems with minimal engineering costs and short lead times. We deliver the tools for nanotechnology in 30 to 45 days and provide the highest level of customer service and satisfaction in the industry. We provide innovative and practical solutions for today’s demanding biotechnology and nanotechnology applications. Most Mad City Labs piezo nanopositioners can be controlled by our high speed USB 2.0 interface. Applications for nanopositioners include super resolution microscopy, high speed confocal imaging, AFM, NSOM, scanning probe microscopy, fiber positioning, single molecule spectroscopy, single molecule/particle tracking, high resolution optical alignment, SR optical microscopy, sub-diffraction limit microscopy, nanoscopy and lithography.