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# OpenFlexure Block Stage
A 3D Printable high-precision 3 axis translation stage.
This project is a 3D printable design that enables very fine (sub-micron) mechanical positioning of a small moving stage, with surprisingly good mechanical stability. It follows on from the [OpenFlexure Microscope](https://github.com/rwb27/openflexure_microscope) which is discussed in a [paper in Review of Scientific Instruments](http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4941068) (open access). Currently, it's designed to function as a more-or-less drop in replacement for fibre alignment stages available from various scientific suppliers, but the project aims to be useful to electrophysiologists, nanotechnology folk, and many more.
This project is a 3D printable design that enables very fine (sub-micron) mechanical positioning of a small moving stage, with surprisingly good mechanical stability. It follows on from the [OpenFlexure Microscope](https://openflexure.org/projects/microscope/). Currently, it's designed to function as a more-or-less drop in replacement for fibre alignment stages available from various scientific suppliers, but the project aims to be useful to electrophysiologists, nanotechnology folk, and many more. We have recently described it in a [pre-print on arXiv](https://arxiv.org/abs/1911.09986)
![A render ofan OpenFlexure Block Stage](docs/images/blockstage_render.png)
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## Printing/building it yourself
Full build instructions are available [here](https://openflexure.gitlab.io/openflexure-block-stage/), inclduing downloads of `.stl` files for printing. You can get all the `.stl` files as a `.zip` from our [build page](https://gitlab.com/openflexure/openflexure-block-stage/pipelines).
Full build instructions are available [here](https://openflexure.gitlab.io/openflexure-block-stage/), inclduing downloads of `.stl` files for printing. You can get all the `.stl` files as a `.zip` from our [build page](https://build.openflexure.org/openflexure-block-stage/).
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