PI Webinars - Moving Forward, Together

PI engineers collaborate with customers, sharing experience, learnings, victories and failures. Our engineers also share their knowledge through webinars. Here are some that may be of interest to you.

Tech Talks - Enabling the Technologies for Semicon

Today, semiconductor technology represents one of the most important industry sectors in the world, paving way for progress in processor technology, data storage, signal processing, and opto-electronics and, thereby, enabling essential developments such as 6G technology, Internet of Things (IoT), or Electric and Autonomous Driving. At the same time, these growing markets are placing high demands on semiconductor manufacturers: In this webinar, we bring together knowledge about market trends and developments in technology to fulfil the needs of industry and end customers.


Expanding Implementation of Fast Optimization Technology for Photonics, Optics, and Quantum Manufacturing Applications

Fast alignment technology was first introduced to speed up silicon photonic wafer probing and package assembling. The technology quickly achieved industry-standard status. Now, fields of application have expanded from its original use in piezo nanopositioners to implementation into modular stacked-axis motion assemblies, gantry (Cartesian robot) configurations, and hexapod microrobots. Increased implementation significantly reduces cost for the test and assembly of large-format substrates such as circuit boards, coupons, trays, and carriers.


Stage Design for Demanding and High Performance Automation Applications

When selecting the best suited motorized positioning stages for today's demanding applications, a thorough understanding of how the individual components used in a given stage design can enhance or limit achievable performance. Motion controller design and architecture is another critical aspect on the overall system performance and ease of integration with 3rd party equipment. In this webinar, we will explore and contrast these individual contributors and their potential influence on the overall success of the application


Building Value, Reducing Risk in Multi-Axis Automation Projects

Is there an easier way for machine builders to de-risk the process of building multi axis motion control systems? How can motion equipment supplier help in this, by offering more than just a catalog of stage data sheets? PI will discuss a platform development which addresses some of concerns that machine builders have, when selecting motion control equipment for integration into their solutions.


Optimize Your Multi-Axis Motion Process

How to choose the right multi-axis architecture for your optimization and alignment application - Parallel Kinematics (Hexapods) vs Serially Stacked Stages? Learn how to best solve your application-specific needs multi-axis precision positioning and motion applications in fields such as precision assembly, photonics, optics, metrology. The webinar introduces the possible motion systems and highlights its mechatronic modules that determine application results.


Tech Talks - Let's Shape the Future of Laser Materials Processing

All advanced industries and growth markets depend on the performance of modern lasers and laser material processing systems. Laser tools reduce cost and increase flexibility, precision and throughput at the same time. They make possible advanced production processes that were unthinkable with conventional tools, only a few years ago. In this webinar, we bring together experts on the latest market developments, applications, and technologies in order to make use of the potential of the laser as a tool and to jointly shape the future of materials processing. 


Advanced Motion and Positioning Techniques for Laser Materials Processing and Photonics Components Test & Production

This two-part webinar presents state-of-the-art motion control and positioning solutions for ultra-fast laser material processing of transparent materials and for test and production of photonics components and SiP circuits. New motion control and alignment algorithms, advanced software, system architecture, serial and parallel kinematics, and precision mechanics are covered. The webinar is useful for engineers and system architects and integrators working in the laser processing, optics, and photonics industries. Our focus is on minimizing total cost of ownership and rapid implementation.


Nanopositioning and vibration mitigation technologies for advanced microscopy applications

This webinar is a joint presentation between Ametek TMC and PI (Physik Instrumente). Piezoelectric actuators (transducers) are precision ceramic actuators which convert electrical energy directly into linear motion with high speed, force and virtually unlimited resolution. In this webinar, we will discuss their application to advanced microscopy in which piezos are used for nanopositioning of samples, focusing of microscopes, and mitigation of floor vibration. All these elements are required to achieve optimal resolution.


Improving Production Economics in Photonics Test/Assembly and Ultrafast Laser Materials Processing of Transparent Materials

This webinar presents the latest advancements in precision motion control techniques, system architecture, software, algorithms, hardware, and mechanisms for system designers in the laser processing, optics, and photonics industries. The focus is on rapid implementation and minimizing total cost of ownership.


Adaptive Machines for Precision Automation

Novel designs, from lightweight single axis, direct drive systems to multi-axis gantry machines to solve the gamut of precision motion and automation tasks are discussed. The advantages of adaptive machines are multifold, offering more efficient and lower cost/better optimized system builds while also simplifying downstream service and support. In research and application labs, these tools can support both near term and longer-term aspirational research goals with flexibility to accommodate collaborative work along derivative lines of inquiry. Hear us discuss how these modular systems are designed, developed in collaboration with our motion partners, and the proprietary technologies and expertise on which they rely.


Intelligent Motion Systems Based on Fast Optimization Algorithms and Hexapod 6-Axis Mechanisms

Hexapods solve complex multi-axis precision positioning applications. Join us for a discussion on the basic principles of hexapod controls and software and compare the parallel setup with a serial kinematics setup, illustrating its advantages and limitations and looking into features such as stroke, workspace, precision, size, stiffness, dynamics, and its randomized pivot point functionality. Intelligent algorithms and motion systems used for optimization of throughput in applications — such as active alignment of photonics circuits, optics, detectors, and emitters — will also be discussed in relation to the principles of PI’s fast alignment algorithms and the achievable performance with the latest positioning hardware.


Custom Direct Drive Motors for Motion Control and Precision Positioning Applications

Recent advancements in electormagnetic motors, especially when it comes to performance and miniaturization, allow instrumentation equipment and precision automation solution engineers to design better, faster systems in fields such as medical engineering, semiconductor test/manufacture, photonics, and micro-mechanical assembly.  Learn about different motor and drive concepts, advancements, limitations, and boundaries of each type, and most importantly, what type to choose when and how they compare to the latest piezoelectric motor designs.


Piezo Mechanisms - Motors, Actuators, Transducers

Differences, Advantages, Applications - When to use What?

The demand for miniaturization, higher precision, and speed keeps pushing manufacturers to look for better drive technologies. Piezoelectric actuators and motors have provided the answer to these challenges in fields from biotechnology to aerospace – however there is no “One-size-fits-all” solution.  Join PI’s piezo experts as they discuss how these compact mechatronic systems can be employed to solve critical motion and precision positioning problems and how to avoid pitfalls.


Advances in Precision Motion Control for Electro-Optical Manufacturing and Laser Materials Processing

Focusing on high-throughput/high-yield positioning and micro-robotic solutions for leading-edge manufacturing, this webinar presents the latest advances in software, control algorithms and motion systems hardware available to design engineers and scientists in the laser processing, optics and photonics industry


Adaptive Machines

Precision automation platforms supporting next-gen, flexible, multi-purpose tools for applications such as additive manufacturing, laser machining, and scanning.

The ability to address multiple processes in a single, flexible, and scalable automation platform is key to adaptive machines. The advantages of adaptive machines are multifold, offering more efficient and lower cost/better optimized system builds while also simplifying downstream service and support. In research and application labs, these tools can support both near term and longer term aspirational research goals with flexibility to accommodate collaborative work along derivative lines of inquiry.


Photonic Integrated Circuits - Assembly & Packaging

A Modular Concept Towards a Fully Automated Process

A collaboration between Physik Instrumente (PI) and the TEGEMA B.V. has provided a decisive breakthrough in assembly and packaging technology. The modular Photonic Packaging Platform from TEGEMA, with PI's proven super-fast coupling system, achieves complete assembly cycle times of less than 30 seconds, an important step towards readiness for series production. With a small footprint!

  • Part one: Modular Machine Plat Form Enables Breakthrough In Photonics Assembly Speed
  • Part two: Inside the Solution: Intelligent Micro-Robotics for High Throughput Photonics Manufacturing Automation


Intelligent Positioning in High Throughput Photonics Manufacturing Automation

The key in Silicon Photonics and other precision optical fieldsis leveraging optical physics to separate dependence on position commandability. A universal implementation is now commercially available and fab-proven. Process cost reductions of 99% are seen. This technology and its applications is discussed, and a live demonstration of parallel array I/O alignment is offered.


Piezoelectric Transducers for Liquid Handling, IVD, PoC, Cytometry, Array Spotting

The webinar covers applications in IVD, PoC, Cytometry, Array Spotting or Lab Automation. Piezoelectric transducers enables devices in IVD tests to provide high speed and handle high sample throughput. With their minimized dimensions and low energy consumption, piezo transducers are more efficient mobile systems and liquid handling systems for diagnostic devices, because of their ability to efficiently control minute sample volumes in microfluidic channels with high speed.


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