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Loadpoint release 3rd generation NanoAce for 8” & 12” applications

The new NanoAce 3200 and 3300 incorporates touchscreen technology for the first time. The user interface remains friendly and intuitive, with the use of a 21 inch widescreen monitor allowing the operation panel to be displayed on screen at all times. The new NanoAce machines benefit from the latest version of Loadpoint’s Windows 10 based NanoControl software.

The machine has been remodelled to give a modern and ergonomically designed feel to its operation. The coolant containment doors of the previous generation of machines have been replaced with horizontal sliding windows for easy blade change and vertical lift-up work loading door that gives easy clear access for the loading and unloading of the workpiece.

Loadpoint release new MacroAce II to replace the original MacroAce for heavy duty cutting that continues to be industry leading

The MacroAce II is a completely new evolution of the original MacroAce. It has been redesigned to be a fully enclosed machine with non-moving coolant containment, the new ergonomic design allows for easier use within a smaller overall footprint. The MacroAce II uses an integral 4kW spindle motor driving the spindle at a top speed of 10,000rpm. The new high power spindle gives over 3 x more power than the original MacroAce at the speed range required for heavy duty applications. With the power being delivered where its most needed, the MacroAce II is the first choice for cutting thicker materials more efficiently, with quicker cycle times achievable.

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Servicing and maintenance from Loadpoint

Loadpoint’s new annual service and maintenance contract gives you more options to reduce your annual service costs and increase machine productivity.

Agreement includes:

  • Priority maintenance and process support during UK office hours
  • Annual preventative maintenance visits
  • Guaranteed response times
  • Discounted rates on any future scheduled visits within the contract period
  • Discounted rates on any emergency visits within the contract period
  • Calibrations to ISO standards (optional)

To improve your micro machining processes and to see how much you could save, get in touch with Loadpoint today.

Loadpoint presents developments in Piezoelectric-on-Silicon structures

Continuing our work in driving multi layer, multi material technology, Loadpoint, in conjunction with the University of Dundee Institute for Medical Science and Technology, presented the papers:
“Issues in Manufacturing of Wafer-scale 3D Piezoelectric-on-Silicon Structures” at the Bio-Sensors and MEMS packaging conference “Everything in Electronics from the Chip to the Sytem” in Edinburgh 2nd March organised by iMAPS UK. & “3D Silicon on Piezo” at the Piezo 2009 conference “Electroceramics for End users IV” in Zakopane 3rd March, organised by the Piezo Institute.

These papers focused on the development of piezo devices directly driven by silicon, for use in ultra sound applications. Using the current developments in 3D silicon-on-silicon devices as a starting point, the papers describe the state of art of the manufacturing processes that will be required, and possible sources of future process developments.