Mad City Labs, Inc nanopositioning systems, micropositioning systems, instrument solutions, and piezoactuators are used for a variety of applications. Follow the links below to learn more about how Mad City Labs systems are used in each application area.
Scanning Probe Microscopy
MICRONIX USA was founded in 2006 and operated as MICOS USA until 2012 with a dual purpose: 1. value added distributor of miCos GmbH products and 2. design and manufacturing center for the US market. In June 2012, we exited distribution of miCos GmbH products to focus on the US-based development and world-wide marketing of our precision motion solutions.
MICRONIX USA specializes in miniature micro- and nano-positioning components for the biomedical and research markets. In addition to our extensive standard product line, we provide rapid product development services ranging from customization of existing products to complete customized solutions.
Our products are configurable for especially demanding application environments such as
Vacuum compatibility down to 10-9 mbar,
Crygenic environments down to 4 Kelvin,
Radiation tolerant requirements,
We also provide system integration services for precision positioning applications of any size. Our team of experienced engineers is dedicated to help solve even the most demanding applications. We excel at assisting our customers in finding the best solution at a competitive price. Our Products include:
Nano Positioning – Piezo
Nanolab Technologies offers cutting edge technology and expertise for Failure Analysis, Analytical Microscopy, Surface Analysis and FIB Circuit Edit services in support of the following industries:
Other High Tech Industries
Nanolab is committed to your needs and shows that commitment by the un-ending, yearly acquisition of State-of-the-Art instrumentation for:
Production Control and
Nanolab Technologies’ highly skilled and experienced team of scientists, engineers, and analysts provides industry leading techniques to help you solve your problems. With two new facilities, state-of-the-art, purpose designed laboratories equipped with leading edge microscopy and analytical tools, that provide ultra-high spatial resolution. Nanolab Technologies offers the finest knowledge-based analytical solutions available today.
Established in 1991, Piezosystem Jena offers piezo micro positioning, piezo nano positioning and metrology solutions to the semiconductor, microscopy and synchrotron community. We have an extensive knowledge and in-depth technical expertise in the application of piezo technology to nano positioning tasks, and in the design of piezo flexure stages and development of piezomechanical systems.
Piezo based instruments are equipped with our unique piezo technology and offer XY or 3D motion with nearly unlimited resolution. Our metrology lab, with high resolution distance measuring interferometers, allows us to perform tests on custom loading configurations of piezo stages, z-axis microscopy piezo elements and piezo actuator systems with a resolution down to 50 picometers. Accurate determination of primary resonances is one of many services we can offer to our customers, ensuring that the system we provide will meet the most demanding nano positioning tasks.
Piezosystem Jena’s real strength comes from our commitment to complete customer satisfaction in the markets we serve. The partnerships we form with our clientele in applications such as super resolution microscopy, AFM, process control, semiconductor metrology and nanopositioning for synchrotron radiation are long-lasting and mutually beneficial. Our knowledge in piezo technology comes as much from our interaction as consultants as it does from our own research.
Outstanding Characteristics of Piezo Elements:
Nearly unlimited resolution of the movement (sub nm)
Extemely high maximum compressive forces (multiple kN)
Movement without any mechanical play
Very short response times
No mechanical wear
Suitable for vacuum applications
Suitable for cryogenic temperatures
Piezosystem Jena develops and manufatures precision systems e.g. for the following high-tech markets:
Customized solutions to fit your special requests
More than 24 years of experience in the production and development of nanopositioning equipment
Worldwide Partners, Quick Support Guaranteed
Quick Solution Propositions
SCI is a leading innovator and provider of advanced metrology systems and analysis software to major companies in the semiconductor, optoelectronics, data storage, display, MEMS, and optical coating industries.
Our mission is to solve our clients’ most critical metrology challenges by providing leading-edge solutions to precisely suit their requirements. We value close cooperation and long-term partnership to understand and anticipate your current and future needs.
To meet these demands, our expanding technology suite of multi-modal metrology systems includes multi-angle spectroscopic ellipsometry, polarized reflectometry, transmission, and scatterometry. Our complete product portfolio serves our clients throughout the entire product life cycle, from research and development to high-volume production. We are dedicated to building custom solutions, as needed, to solve your specific requirements.
We hold an extensive portfolio of key patents allowing for the highest index measurement accuracy in the industry, with a resolution 100 times better than existing tools. We continue to pioneer new technology in high-precision optical design and software modeling. Our technology is deployed in the world’s leading development and production facilities in a broad range of industries.
SCI was founded in 1993 as a privately held corporation headquartered in Carlsbad, California. Today, we comprise a global network of sales, service, and support offices strategically located in China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.
For nearly 50 years, TREK , INC. has been providing innovative electrostatic measurement and high-voltage power solutions to customers worldwide. Trek’s superior engineering design capability and manufacturing facilities allow us to provide high quality, cost-effective products and services to meet market needs and customer-specific applications.
Our proprietary technology and technical expertise, coupled with our long-term relationships, sets us apart from our competitors and has made us the leader in the markets we serve.
Trek’s commitment to develop new technologies will enable us to continue to provide current and future customers with innovative solutions.
A significant portion of Trek’s business is derived from the design and manufacture of custom products for OEM customers. Trek has been supplying solutions to some of these customers for over 20 years. Although we cannot disclose information about our custom OEM designs, the following provides some perspective on our capabilities. If this information interests you, please contact us to initiate a dialogue regarding your specific requirements for custom-designed product solutions.
Research & Development
Metrology: These products are used for precision measurements of voltage and surface charge distributions; resistance and resistivity meters are also utilized.
Veeco creates process equipment that enables technologies for a cleaner and more productive world. We design, manufacture and market thin film equipment aligned with global trends, such as energy efficiency, mobility and the internet-of-things. We develop highly differentiated, best-in-class equipment for critical high-tech performance steps in thin film processing.
Veeco’s process equipment is primarily used to make light emitting diodes (LEDs), power electronics, wireless devices, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), hard disk drives and semiconductors. We are the market leader in MOCVD, MBE, Ion Beam Etch and other advanced thin film process technologies. Veeco operates in 10 countries with approximately 800 employees worldwide.
Growing, depositing, etching and processing thin films is our core competency.
Z-LASER is the German manufacturer of laser sources for innovative customized applications:
Laser for positioning
Lasers for machine vision
Laser projectors for positioning
Customized lasers (OEM laser solutions)
Since its foundation in 1985, Z-LASER has continued to further develop its laser technology.
This way we quickly became market leaders in many classic sectors, utilizing positioning lasers for alignment, such as:
Furthermore, today Z-LASER is also successful in a wide range of new and innovative sectors, which require high-end laser technology and designs:
Food & Beverage
Logistics / Assembly
Science & Research
Our intelligent systems, consisting of mechanic electronics and optics, allow us to cover customer requirements, leading to a high differentiation compared to our competitors. Additionally, in the last years, we have successfully registered a large number of patents and utility patents.
In total, 500.000 lasers and 3.000 laser projectors from Z-LASER are being used around the world, along with numerous especially customized solutions.
Zygo Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical metrology systems and ultra-precise optical components and assemblies.
Our Metrology business segment is comprised of three major groups: optical surface profilers, laser interferometers, and stage position metrology. The products and systems produced by these groups employ various optical phase analysis techniques for measuring displacement, surface shape and texture, and film thickness. Applications for our metrology products are diverse, and include precision machining, optical manufacturing, and semiconductor manufacturing, as well as many others.
Our Optics business segment is comprised of two major groups: Electro-Optics and Optical Components. These groups leverage ZYGO’s expertise in optical design and assembly, and high-volume manufacturing of precision optical components and systems, for aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial applications.
Recognized as a valued partner by its customers for innovative technology, application expertise, product reliability, and responsiveness, ZYGO leverages its differentiated core competencies in metrology and optics to assist these customers in becoming leaders in their respective markets.
Founded in 1970, and headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, USA, ZYGO’s global operations are supported by approximately 500 dedicated and highly-skilled individuals around the world. Throughout its history, ZYGO has been driven by a passion for innovation, as evidenced by approximately 1,200 patents awarded since the Company’s founding.
In 2014, ZYGO became part of the Ultra Precision Technologies Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. With annual sales over $4 billion, AMETEK has more than 15,000 colleagues at nearly 150 operating locations, and a network of sales, service and support locations across the United States and in 30 other countries. ZYGO enjoys mutually-beneficial relationships with its AMETEK sister companies, collaborating on technologies and sharing resources in order to provide the best possible experience for our customers.
While we are a part of the AMETEK family, we are still the same Zygo Corporation that you have known and trusted for over 45 years, committed to serving your precision metrology and optics needs now and in the future.
Optical Surface Profilers
Stage Position Metrology
Testing & Certification Services
Optical Components Group
Engineering & Product Development
Turnkey System Manufacturing