The units offer lower inertial response, higher stiffness, and higher strength than traditional materials such as stainless steel, molybdenum, graphite composites, and ceramic. Functional components, such as fiber-optic feeds, wafer shoes, and location pins are integrated using the company's QuickCast process. The end effectors may be coated with functional coatings including Ni plating, anodization, and Teflon-impregnated anodization.

CPS Technologies, 111 S, Worcester St., Chartley, MA 02712, (508) 222-0614, alsic.com