Flexibility for Metrology

Measurement equipment is commonly used across all industries. Some such equipment, such as dial indicators and profilometers are readily available. As products and processes evolve, customized in-line metrology becomes paramount to maintaining quality and consistency.  Many different types of instruments function using a simple lever over a central (pivot) point. Ball bearings are a typical …

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Brazed vs. Electron Beam Welded Construction

Riverhawk produces the Free-Flex® Flexural Pivot, an encapsulated flexure bearing designed for high cycle oscillatory motion. We produce the original design that was patented back in the early 1960’s and has been used in thousands of applications since then.  Among our most notable applications are high precision space mechanisms of all sorts.  From scanning mirrors …

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Free-Flex® Pivots: Pivotal for Semiconductors

Free-Flex® Pivots have been used for many years within the semiconductor industry to facilitate production of wafers and integrated circuits created by lithography. As technology advances and new manufacturing methods become available, equipment must also be adapted for increased speed and accuracy. There are many steps throughout wafer production from creation, processing, masking and inspection. …

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