Mad City Labs, Inc is a leading manufacturer of flexure based nanopositioning systems capable of sub-nanometer positioning resolution. Our product line covers the entire spectrum of nanopositioning capabilities while maintaining a leadership role in multi-axis stages for high speed optical microscopy imaging. Mad City Labs design engineers use 3D CAD and finite element analysis to produce nanopositioners which combine long ranges of motion with exceptional linearity, orthogonality, and stability. Our in-house CNC machining centers 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. 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.
Mad City Labs, Inc.
2524 Todd Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: 608 298-0855
Mad City Labs recently announced the release of the MCL-NSOM, a versatile near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM). The MCL-NSOM is an aperture NSOM built on Mad City Labs RM21™ inverted optical microscope, which allows users to convert to aperture-less NSOM, AFM and fluorescence optical microscopy.
The MCL-NSOM is a fully operational near-field scanning optical microscope that features a 635 nm laser excitation source, fiber launch, an oil immersion objective lens, a CMOS alignment camera, and an avalanche photodiode detector. It is designed to allow users to convert between NSOM, SPM, and fluorescence optical microscopy techniques.
The RM21™ Microscope is an adaptable microscopy platform that is designed to allow direct access to the entire optical pathway. The RM21™ is compatible with 30 mm and 60 mm cage systems, and is designed to be configured on a standing optical table. It is suitable for applications such as optical and magnetic tweezers, AFM integration and fluorescence microscopy.
The Nano-LPMW is designed to hold multiwall plates, slides, dishes, and environmental chambers. It is easily integrated into existing inverted optical microscopes and is compatible with numerous microscope stages. The Nano-LPMW is ideal for demanding microscopy applications which require long range travel, high stability, and three axes of motion.
The Nano-Drive Series of controllers are complete electronic packages for sub-nanometer positioning, featuring low noise, low drift amplifiers, absolute position control, bandwidth selection, and closed loop feedback. Mad City labs also develops custom firmware and dll’s to speed up final product development by incorporating special motion profiles into the OEM Nano-Drive® controller.
Mad City Labs has proven expertise in designing and producing custom nanopositioning systems for integration into a wide variety of technical products. More than 50 percent of production is dedicated to OEM designs.
Mad City Labs offers a broad range of custom solutions able to meet specialized requirements ranging from simple modifications of existing designs to completely custom projects. Some customized options include special physical configurations, expanded or reduced range of motion, compatibility with environmental conditions, and special materials.
The MicroMirror TIRF system is a new single molecule imaging instrument designed for studying the ordered assembly and function of multi-component biomolecular machines. It utilizes through-the-objective excitation and two broadband micro-mirrors positioned at the back aperture of the objective lens, resulting in superior noise-to-noise ratios, and simpler introduction of multiple spectral lines to the experiment.
The Nano-HS Series is a multi-axis, high speed, precision Nanopositioning system that is made up of two models ideal for meteorology, AFM, SPM, and any other high speed, high resolution positioning.
The Nano-LPS three-axis nanopositioning series offers travel ranges in 100, 200, and 300 microns.
Mad City Labs’ Nano-HL series of heavy duty nanopositioners can handle loads up to 10kg and have enough physical rigidity to counteract large off-axis loads with high positional stability and precise positioning. Download the datasheet to find out how they’re able to do this, along with a full list of specifications and areas of application.