A 3D printable high-precision 3 axis translation stage

A block stage

This project is a 3D printable design that enables very fine (sub-micron) mechanical positioning of a small moving stage, with surprisingly good mechanical stability. It follows on from the OpenFlexure Microscope which is discussed in a paper in Review of Scientific Instruments (open access). Currently, it’s designed to function as a more-or-less drop in replacement for fibre alignment stages available from various scientific suppliers, but the project aims to be useful to electrophysiologists, nanotechnology folk, and many more.