This page is dedicated to explaining the basic concept of vibration and technology used to suppress its affects on high precision microscopes and other tooling that vibration creates detrimental problems in quality and performance. For a more detailed overview, Contact Us and request our Vibration Technology handout.
Vibration is a mechanical movement around an equilibrium point. In other words, it is a mechanical phenomenon where a dynamic external force is applied onto structures or floors, causing the oscillation motion that repeats itself after an interval of time. Among the sources of vibration, the low frequency vibration is not perceptible during daily activities, and can adversely affect high-performance metrology tools in the fields of semiconductors, display manufacturing, electron microscopy, photonics and life sciences.