Need something small machined from glass?
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. Many of these standards 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.
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.
For the first time, high-precision flexures and cantilevers with integrated optical waveguides are commercially available. Many have already discovered that our fused silica flexures, with their near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion, and their almost perfect elastic behavior, provide exceptional advantages in demanding metrology applications. In addition these flexures and cantilevers can now be procured with integrated waveguides.
Translume fabricates flexure-based linear stages made from fused silica monoliths. The resulting ultra-high stability and smoothness of translation is ideal for applications in interferometry, microscopy and metrology.
Professor Yves Bellouard, Eindhoven University of Technology, recently reported on the mechanical properties of fused silica flexures manufactured with our femtoEtch process. Flexural strengths as high as 2.7 GPa were measured.