ABOUT MAD CITY LABS, INC.
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.
New Mad360™: Precision Rotational Positioning System
The Mad360™ is a compact precision rotational stage. The rotational motion is bidirectional and continuous 360°. Minimum rotational steps of 1 milliradian and capable of speeds up to 20 rotations/second, the Mad360™ is a versatile motion control device.
Versatile, High Precision Near Field Scanning Optical Microscope
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.
FEATURED DOWNLOADS AND ARTICLES
Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopes: Capabilities And Applications
NSOM techniques and instrumentation have evolved to become vital tools for material characterization, providing high-quality data and continually expanding utility.
Resonant Probe AFM: Uses And Advantages
Resonant probe atomic force microscopes’ unique construction and functionality enable them to serve in applications demanding spot-on accuracy, adaptability, and exceptionally high definition.
SPM-M Kit For Scanning Probe Microscopy Brochure
SPM-M Kit is designed to allow operators to build a tuning fork, Akiyama probe, AFM (atomic force microscope), or a scanning resonant probe microscope to capture high resolution imagery in both commercial and R&D applications. The kit includes a Nano-SPM200 nano-positioning stage (XY), a Nano-OP30 nano-positioning stage (Z), and a 3 axis closed loop Nano-Drive® controller, but it may also be customized by substituting any nano-positioners and pico-positioners and many additional options.
Extreme Metrology: Big Science Requires A Nano-Perspective
Extreme metrology applications involve more than enough unknown variables. Instrumentation whose performance has been proven should not be one of them.
How To Specify A Custom-Designed Instrument
Customers with a clear-eyed view of the solution’s basic specifications, budget, and expected timeline are well-positioned for an efficient, effective custom design experience.
Is A DIY Microscope For You?
Whether modifying existing instrumentation or building a new tool from the ground up, a meticulous process is as critical as the functional result.
Custom Vs. Off-the-Shelf Solutions: Are You Dreaming Big Enough?
Custom positioning solutions provide more leeway for innovation, and at far less cost, than many customers realize.
Close Is Not Close Enough: Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning
This article examines how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating --literally -- a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale.
Optical Micromirrors Reveal The Secrets Of Cell Membranes
Progress in understanding the lipid bilayer – a two-molecule thick oily barrier that protects all living cells – has been dramatic over the past 100 years. But puzzles remain to be solved, such as how these membrane proteins navigate the oily lipid bilayer to go about their work.
Poking And Prodding The Molecules Of Life
Applying physics to the properties and underlying structures of the molecules of life offers an insight into the mechanisms that make living beings tick. But even seemingly simple actions like muscle contraction involve a wide array of biological interactions.