Flexure mechanisms made of metals have been utilized in precision instruments for several hundreds o...
Following a weather scrub on Monday, April 13th, 2015, SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Drag...
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Translume has years of experience fabricating custom-designed parts out of fused silica glass. If you’re looking for high precision machining of fused silica, don’t look any further. We will provide you with the best glass micromachining solution, as we have done so for the past 12+ years for hundreds of extremely satisfied customers.
Translume offers a large selection of standard microfluidic chip and flow cells fabricated from fused silica glass. Many of these standards glass items are available immediately from our stock or on short order. Check our webstore to see today’s availability. Should you not find what you want in our webstore, we also offer a rapid fabrication service to produce custom chips and flow cells. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
Flexure mechanisms made of metals have been utilized in precision instruments for several hundreds of years, but until recently, you could not procure one made out of fused silica glass. Pity! Because fused silica flexures may be the best option for your precision application, really!
Many customers have discovered that our fused silica flexures, with their near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion, and their almost perfect elastic behavior, provide some exceptional advantages for many demanding metrology applications. Less known is the fact that, if desired, these flexures can be fabricated with integrated optical waveguides. We are reporting here on the fabrication of fused silica notch flexures with integrated Mach-Zehnder waveguided interferometers.
Following a weather scrub on Monday, April 13th, 2015, SpaceX successfully launched its seventh Dragon Resupply Mission with the cargo craft lifting off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Bound for a five-week visit to the ISS, the CRS-6 Dragon departed the Cape at 16:10 local time. This is the second SpaceX flight to bring Translume hardware to the International Space Station; the first batch of Translume hardware brought to the International Space Station was in of April 2014, with the SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon Resupply Mission.
Felipe Guzman Cervantesy, Lee Kumanchik, Jon Pratt, and Jacob M. Taylor of NIST Gaithersburg (MD) and the Joint Quantum Institute (University of Maryland) report on a novel self-calibrating optomechanical device for absolute acceleration sensing that combines both wide bandwidth (10 kHz) and exquisite resolution at room temperature.
This group demonstrated an accelerometer with unprecedented sensitivities better than 100 nano-gn/Hz1/2 over a measurement bandwidth extending from 1.5 to 12 kHz.