Renishaw scales facilitate micro-machining research - all files (zip)

Special equipment has recently been installed at the University of Southampton by Ionoptika Ltd., for research into one of the most demanding of applications; micro-machining. Among the highly specialised suppliers involved is Renishaw, whose RG2 scale and RGH25 UHV readheads provide the crucial means of positioning for the nanometric movements required. People outside this discipline often find it hard to comprehend just how minute such work is – for example, Ionoptika’s full company logo can be etched 20 μm wide on a typical metallic screen mask.