“Tube Nuances” – Laser Processing of Stents Versus Hypotubes

Sometimes in the world of motion control, we might oversimplify applications a bit and speak in somewhat sweeping generalities.  For instance, while “cylindrical laser processing” might tend to mean “stent-cutting” to many in the realm of precision automation, experts in the field likely appreciate that this phrase also includes other types of tube processing such … Continue reading “Tube Nuances” – Laser Processing of Stents Versus Hypotubes

What’s New in CADFusion 2.05.000?

Aerotech’s CADFusion software easily converts DXF and DWG drawings into AeroBasic motion programs. In version 2.05.000, we added Nmark GCL support to both the Bitmap tools and the PSO tools. We also added a Tool Catalog where you can save, edit, and organize all of your tools and use them again in different CADFusion projects. … Continue reading What’s New in CADFusion 2.05.000?

5 Ways Aerotech Piezo Nanopositioners Can Improve Your Precision Motion

Aerotech has designed and developed an extensive line of piezo nanopositioners over the past several years to include X, XY, and Z-axis models, as well as a full suite of perfectly matched controls and drives – and software that is easy to use with many advanced features. Our foray into the world of piezo nanopositioners included an examination … Continue reading 5 Ways Aerotech Piezo Nanopositioners Can Improve Your Precision Motion

What’s New in 5.04?

New features in 5.04 include support for the new Nmark GCL, the Catalog Manager, and EasyTune improvements. See the product release notes for details and a complete list of updates. A3200 Added support for Nmark GCL. Added the Catalog Manager so that you can keep a catalog of the specifications of non-standard Aerotech stages and … Continue reading What’s New in 5.04?

New Webcast: Acceleration versus Error – Balancing Performance for Cylindrical Laser Processing Applications

Aerotech’s Scott Schmidt, Laser Processing & Micromachining Group Manager, presented a webcast on May 12 titled Acceleration versus Error – Balancing Performance for Cylindrical Laser Processing Applications. Anyone interested in improving their cylindrical laser processing application can reap valuable information on how to improve their process. While the discussion centered on stents, the lessons learned are … Continue reading New Webcast: Acceleration versus Error – Balancing Performance for Cylindrical Laser Processing Applications

A Walk Through Time — Laser Stent Processing Over the Years

Many of us are familiar with stents – interventional cardiac devices used to prop (and keep) open blood vessels that had been blocked. Although stent manufacturing may appear to have stabilized a little over the past few years, a look backward (and forward a bit) shows that we’ve come a long way to arrive at … Continue reading A Walk Through Time — Laser Stent Processing Over the Years

Aerotech’s New and Improved PRO Series – Improve Your Process by as Much as 98%

      Aerotech’s PRO Series linear motor and ball-screw positioning stages are now available with new features and higher performance, and in two new sizes. Improved stiffness, better specifications, competitive pricing, and 137 different standard models from which to choose make the PRO-LM linear motor and PRO-SL/SLE ball-screw linear stages worth a look, don’t … Continue reading Aerotech’s New and Improved PRO Series – Improve Your Process by as Much as 98%

Aerotech Large-Aperture Rotary Stages Now Offer Absolute Encoders

Aerotech now offers an absolute encoder option for our large aperture, extreme load, ALAR direct-drive rotary stages. The absolute encoder option allows instant initialization at the time of power-up and eliminates the need for a home cycle. Both the absolute and incremental encoder options are available on our popular ALAR and APR high-accuracy, direct-drive stages … Continue reading Aerotech Large-Aperture Rotary Stages Now Offer Absolute Encoders

WHAT’S NEW IN 5.03.000?

New features in 5.03 include compensating for motor wiring problems, improved dual-loop mode configuration, and support for Windows 10. New in Version 5.03.000 A3200 Added support for Windows 10. On the Ndrive QL and Ndrive QLe, the following features update at the 24 kHz servo rate. ANALOG TRACK ANALOG CONTROL AUTOFOCUS If you are using … Continue reading WHAT’S NEW IN 5.03.000?

10 Insider Insights Into High Precision Scanner Systems

Scott Schmidt, Product Manager for Aerotech’s Laser Processing and Micromachining Group, recently interviewed Scott Tompkins, Senior Electrical Engineer with Innovative Laser Technologies, about the pros and cons of implementing high-speed scanners in precision laser applications. Scott Tompkins has over 20 years of experience in laser machine design and integration, and his answers provided some interesting … Continue reading 10 Insider Insights Into High Precision Scanner Systems