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elcome to the early spring issue of Commercial Micro Manufacturing International. We are very proud


to bring you an issue full of relevant content from different areas of the industry. In the Metrology section we focus on


optical metrology and present you a feature on optical measurement of smallest micro structures, edge radii and roughness values, written for us by the specialists from GFMesstechnik in Germany. Hexapods have been used for a while


now in many industries directly related to micro manufacturing, but Nathan Brown of ALIO Industries has an answer to many common issues associated with them. Read the article on pages 20–25 and decide for yourself whether the Hybrid Hexapod is indeed the solution to the problems that could not be avoided when using conventional hexapods. Leopoldo Rossini of the Swiss Center for


Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) has written for us on how a single multi-axis reaction sphere can be used as part of the satellite attitude control system instead of four conventional single-axis reaction wheels, in order to reduce the weight of the satellite.


From the


editor A focus of this issue of the magazine is on


waterjets and we present to you an article on implants produced using micro waterjetting, written specifically for CMM Magazine by Lukas Tonetto. The MEMS section of the magazine is


especially exciting this time, with a feature on total MEMS solutions from researchers representing IntelliSense Corporation, and an article by Janusz Bryzek and Roger Grace, which brings us up to date with the Trillion Sensors Initiative. I hope you enjoy reading this issue and will come back for more soon!


Aleksandra Wisniewska Editor


We are very proud to bring you an issue full of relevant content from different areas of the industry.


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