ALIO Industries

  • ALIO Industries: Motion Control Systems Driving Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

    ALIO Industries: Motion Control Systems Driving Innovation in Additive Manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing is disrupting the manufacturing paradigm by fundamentally altering the traditional subtractive process of material removal. Instead of cutting, drilling, molding or machining raw materials, additive manufacturing builds objects layer by layer, directly from digital designs. This approach reduces waste, allows for complex geometries impossible with traditional methods, accelerates prototyping, and customizes production, revolutionizing industries by enabling rapid, efficient, and on-demand creation of intricate parts and products.

  • ALIO Industries Nanometer-Level Motion Control Systems Advance the Art of Micro-Electronic Testing & Assembly

    ALIO Industries Nanometer-Level Motion Control Systems Advance the Art of Micro-Electronic Testing & Assembly

    Precision motion control systems play a vital role in ensuring high quality and consistency in micro-electronic assembly and testing, particularly when it comes to accurate and repeatable positioning of test probes. ALIO Industries (an Allied Motion Company) is at the forefront of innovation in this area, and is able to provide motion systems that meet the incredibly exacting requirements that are common-place in such applications.

  • ALIO Industries: Innovation & Precision In Motion Control – An Interview With Bill Hennessey

    ALIO Industries: Innovation & Precision In Motion Control – An Interview With Bill Hennessey

    ALIO Industries, an Allied Motion company, is a leader in producing high-precision motion control systems with ultra-precise point and path positioning performance that is NIST-traceable. The company’s off-the-shelf and customized motion control solutions are the most precise and repeatable in the world, all backed by the industry’s first 3-year warranty. In this article Bill Hennessey, Founder and President of ALIO Industries gives his views on the ever changing and evolving demand for more and more precise motion control solutions, and discusses his and ALIO’s approach to the creation of technology that stimulates innovation across industry.

  • ALIO provides a One-Stop-Shop for Motion Control Demands of Additive Manufacturing

    ALIO provides a One-Stop-Shop for Motion Control Demands of Additive Manufacturing

    Additive manufacturing (AM) is crucial for manufacturers today because it enables the production of highly complex and customized parts that are difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods. It offers increased design freedom, faster prototyping, reduced material waste, and the ability to create on-demand, decentralized production networks, all of which contribute to enhanced efficiency and competitiveness in the modern manufacturing landscape. AM has long disrupted the prototyping stage of product development, but recent advances in speed of operation, improved materials, and optimization software, now see AM becoming a disruptive force in production scenarios.

  • ALIO Industries Provides Optimum Motion Control Solutions For Genome Sequencing Applications

    ALIO Industries Provides Optimum Motion Control Solutions For Genome Sequencing Applications

    Genome sequencing is a powerful tool that can help unlock many secrets about both the natural world and the human body. As the demand for faster, more accurate genome sequencing increases, so does the need for ultra-precise motion control systems which are critical for ensuring that the sequencing process is as efficient and accurate as possible.

  • ALIO provides optimal Motion Control Solutions for the dynamic Digital Pathology Sector

    ALIO provides optimal Motion Control Solutions for the dynamic Digital Pathology Sector

    Digital pathology instruments are important tools in modern medicine, allowing for the digitization of slides and images, which can be stored, shared, and analyzed more easily than with traditional microscopes.

  • ALIO Industries Addresses Motion Control Needs for Optical Testing & Assembly

    ALIO Industries Addresses Motion Control Needs for Optical Testing & Assembly

    Precision motion control plays a crucial role in optics testing and assembly by ensuring precise and accurate movement of optical components during the testing and assembly process. This helps to achieve high accuracy and repeatability in testing results and ensures proper alignment and positioning of components for optimal performance in assembled optical systems. ALIO Industries’ precision motion control systems provide precise and controlled movement of optical components in X, Y, Z dimensions, and rotation, allowing for precise manipulation and measurement of optical elements.

  • ALIO overcomes Limitations of Legacy Motion Control Systems for Laser Inscription and Marking Applications

    ALIO overcomes Limitations of Legacy Motion Control Systems for Laser Inscription and Marking Applications

    Laser inscription is a rapidly growing field and an important component of many industrial production processes. In order to achieve the most precise results, repeatably precise motion control systems are essential. ALIO Industries systems provide the exact positioning accuracy and speed needed to keep up with the demands of high-volume and high-precision laser inscription applications. However, not all motion control systems are created equal.

  • ALIO Industries Product Configurator: Find each individual product for your motion control needs

    ALIO Industries Product Configurator: Find each individual product for your motion control needs

    ALIO Industries have launched a convenient online Product Configurator. Here you can find each individual product which ALIO manufactures for your motion control needs. Filter your results and find the perfect solution for your application.

  • ALIO Industries custom solutions

    ALIO Industries custom solutions

    It is ALIO’s ability to truly customize its core motion control solutions that sets it apart from alternative solution providers, offering significant value added by exactly matching OEM customers’ needs as well as pushing the envelope for new world nano-precision applications. ALIO’s on-going focus on exceeding OEM requirements helps its customers become leaders in their respective industry sectors.

    Customers approach ALIO for unique applications due to the company’s long track record of successfully delivering complex prototypes that meet or exceed specifications the first time. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Hybrid Hexapod Angulares

    ALIO Industries Hybrid Hexapod Angulares

    ALIO’s patented next generation Hybrid Hexapod® takes a different approach to traditional 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) positioning devices, and exhibits much higher performance at extremely competitive prices. Rather than 6 independent legs (and 12 connection joints) the Hybrid Hexapod® combines a precision XY monolithic stage, tripod, and continuous rotation theta-Z axis to provide superior overall performance. This renders traditional hexapod kinematics obsolete, with orders-of-magnitude improvements in precision, path performance, speed, stiffness and a larger work envelope with virtually unlimited XY travel, and fully programmable tool center point locations. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Hybrid Hexapod Mini: The World’s First and Only 6 Degree-of-Freedom Nano-Positioner with +/- 30 Degrees Tip and Tilt Travel

    ALIO Industries Hybrid Hexapod Mini: The World’s First and Only 6 Degree-of-Freedom Nano-Positioner with +/- 30 Degrees Tip and Tilt Travel

    ALIO’s patented next generation Hybrid Hexapod® takes a different approach to traditional 6 Degree of Freedom (6-DOF) positioning devices, and exhibits much higher performance at extremely competitive prices. Rather than 6 independent legs (and 12 connection joints) the Hybrid Hexapod® combines a precision XY monolithic stage, tripod, and continuous rotation theta-Z axis to provide superior overall performance. This renders traditional hexapod kinematics obsolete, with orders-of-magnitude improvements in precision, path performance, speed, stiffness and a larger work envelope with virtually unlimited XY travel, and fully programmable tool center point locations. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Cartesian Gantries

    ALIO Industries Cartesian Gantries

    A gantry robot consists of a manipulator mounted onto an overhead system and allows movement across a horizontal plane. Gantry robots are also called linear or cartesian robots and are typically large systems built with linear guide rails that undertake pick and place actions, and they can also be used in applications such as welding. Cartesian gantries are relatively simple to program when compared to alternative motion control solutions, and in addition, they are not limited by floor space constraints. ALIO’s cartesian gantries are  characterized by large work areas and superior positioning accuracy. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries brands indicate imperatives in nano-meter level motion control

    ALIO Industries brands indicate imperatives in nano-meter level motion control

    ALIO Industries provides optimal motion control solutions for its customers by constantly focussing on nanometer-level precision and repeatability. There is much debate about the validity of claims made in the area of motion control when it comes to extreme accuracy, and the differences between claims of nanometer-level precision and repeatability and its actual attainment are a hot topic today. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries continues to advocate 6-D point repeatability

    ALIO Industries continues to advocate 6-D point repeatability

    Leading nanometer-level motion control technology innovator — ALIO Industries — is continuing to advocate the examination of the impact of 6D repeatability testing and performance on single and multi-axis motion control systems. Advancements in manufacturing processes and metrology sensors along with the continuing demand from industry to create innovative technologies and products is driving a greater need for motion systems that are both highly accurate and repeatable at the nanometer level. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries: High Performance Planar Processing

    ALIO Industries: High Performance Planar Processing

    6-D Laser LLC is an affiliate of leading nanometer-level motion control specialist ALIO Industries, its mission being the integration of ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems. Read more...

  • ALIO Introduces the Angulares Hybrid Hexapod: the most angular travel range available from any 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) positioner on the market

    ALIO Introduces the Angulares Hybrid Hexapod: the most angular travel range available from any 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) positioner on the market

    ALIO Industries has just announced the availability of its new AngularesTM Hybrid Hexapod®. The 60-degree tip/tilt travel of the ALIO Industries AngularesTM Hybrid Hexapod®  is by far the most angular travel range available from any 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) positioner on the market and offers the same unmatched positioning performance found in any of ALIO’s full-line of Hybrid Hexapod systems. Read more...

  • ALIO introduces asymmetric XY-stages with nanometer-level precision

    ALIO introduces asymmetric XY-stages with nanometer-level precision

    ALIO Industries is synonymous with best-in-class nanometer-level motion control solutions, and is well known as the only motion control technology supplier that offers true nanometer-level accuracy and repeatability.

    Back in 2001, ALIO started by creating solutions to meet demand from U.S. based technology providers and manufacturers for nano-precision robotics. From that day to this the company has consistently pushed the boundaries in the achievement of ultimate precision in motion control. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries New HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod: The World’s First and Only 6 Degree-of-Freedom Nano-Positioner with +/- 30 Degrees Tip and Tilt Travel

    ALIO Industries New HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod: The World’s First and Only 6 Degree-of-Freedom Nano-Positioner with +/- 30 Degrees Tip and Tilt Travel

    At the recent Photonics West show, San Francisco, CA, USA,  ALIOIndustries releasedthe all new HH-30D Hybrid Hexapod® — the industry’s only 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) nano positioning device with +/-30 degrees tip and tilt travel. 

    The Hybrid Hexapod® was developed by ALIO Industries to address the inherent performance limitations of conventional hexapods. ALIO’s Patented 6-Degree-Of-Freedom (6-DOF) design seamlessly blends and takes advantage of the strengths of serial and parallel kinematic structures while avoiding their weaknesses. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries launch 6-D Laser with mission of integrating ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems

    ALIO Industries launch 6-D Laser with mission of integrating ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems

    6-D Laser LLC was formed in 2018 as an affiliate of leading nanometer-level motion control specialist ALIO Industries, with the mission of integrating ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems. 6-D Laser offers Hybrid Hexapod-based laser micromachining systems for wide-range taper angle control, 5-Axis Laser Gimbal-based systems for laser processing 3D substrates, and unlimited field of view scanning solutions for laser processing large-format substrates. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries: Wide-Range Taper Angle Control in Ultrafast Laser Micromachining

    ALIO Industries: Wide-Range Taper Angle Control in Ultrafast Laser Micromachining

    6-D Laser, LLC (a member of ALIO Industries’ motion control and micromachining family of companies) has developed an integrated ultrafast laser micromachining system that combines high-speed galvo scanning with the novel positioning capabilities of ALIO’s Hybrid Hexapod®. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries: Hybrid Hexapod® - A Game-Changer in the Field of Motion Control
  • ALIO Industries Micron 2 Motion Systems

    ALIO Industries Micron 2 Motion Systems

    ALIO has introduced its new µII (micro II) product line to compete in the lower cost, lower precision micron (µm) world. Demands for low cost, mid-precision, reliable long travel stages influenced ALIO decision as well as our loyal customer base to move into this market. As with all ALIO products, this line was designed using ALIO’s uncompromising standards of “quality first” thus providing the customer with long term reliable operation. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Vacuum Compatible Motion Stages

    ALIO Industries Vacuum Compatible Motion Stages

    ALIO’s extensive range of ultra-precise and repeatable motion control solutions (with the exception of its air bearing systems) are vacuum compatible. Linear, rotary, open center X-Y, hexapods, tripods and goniometer stages and systems are available in HV (10-7 TORR) or UHV (10-10 TORR) with ultra-low outgassing materials and components all carefully prepared and baked. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Rotary Motion Systems

    ALIO Industries Rotary Motion Systems

    ALIO Industries has developed TRUE NANO™ precision rotary stages to meet and exceed today’s demand for high precision rotary motion. Our line of rotary stages continues to expand as we are willing to work with our customers to provide solutions that meet all their needs. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Z-Lift & Vertical Motion Stages

    ALIO Industries Z-Lift & Vertical Motion Stages

    ALIO IndustriesZ-Lift motion platforms were created to replace the inaccuracies of the ever present Z-Wedge vertical stages as well as reduce the footprint and improve performance of linear stages mounted in the vertical orientation. Every component in a motion stage adds to the total error. Since Z-wedges have a minimum of three machined components with complex angles, three sets of bearings, a motor via a coupling and an encoder, the result is a very inaccurate stage. ALIO answers this with a family of very high accuracy, high repeatable vertical stages. Read more... 

  • ALIO Industries Air Bearing Systems

    ALIO Industries Air Bearing Systems

    ALIO Industries has developed leading edge 6-D Nano Positioning™ air bearing motion systems for a wide range of applications in manufacturing, inspection/repair and metrology. With several patent pending designs for Planar and Nano Z™ ALIO is well positioned for the next generation application demands of TRUE NANO™ precision in PV, Semiconductor, Ink Jet Deposition, Lithography and Optical Inspection. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries Linear Motion Systems

    ALIO Industries Linear Motion Systems

    ALIO linear products have been designed and manufactured to have no equal in the world for performance and reliability. ALIO’s mechanical bearing stages bearing stages can perform at a level of precision that the competition struggles to match with their air bearing stages. ALIO’s focus on 6-D Nano Precision™ only while others design and build to the 2-D world of planar repeatability and accuracy keep ALIO on the leading edge. All of the product families of ALIO linear stages have world class performance with variation of components such as motors and encoders to fit demanding applications or cost sensitive systems. Read more...

  • ALIO Industries

    ALIO Industries

    ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line that includes Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems and mechanical bearing linear and rotary nano-precision systems for atmospheric, clean room and ultra high vacuum chambers all with TRUE NANO Positioning™. Industries served include semiconductor, biomedical, ink jet deposition, lithography, nano/micro machining, metrology & synchrotron.

  • Lastek appointed exclusive distributor for ALIO Industries nano technology and precision motion systems

    Lastek appointed exclusive distributor for ALIO Industries nano technology and precision motion systems

    Lastek has been appointed exclusive distributor for Australia and New Zealand for ALIO Industries, the Colorado-based manufacturer of nano technology and precision motion systems.

    ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line that includes Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems and mechanical bearing linear and rotary nano-precision systems for atmospheric, clean room and ultra high vacuum chambers all with TRUE NANO Positioning™. Industries served include semiconductor, biomedical, ink jet deposition, lithography, nano/micro machining, metrology & synchrotron.