Manual stages are designed to provide precise, high-resolution travel over any combination of the six linear degrees of freedom. More importantly, however, they constrain any form of unwanted movement in the other angular or linear degrees of freedom: pitch, yaw, roll, as well as x-, y-, or z-axis translation. The offering includes linear stages, rotation stages, goniometers, labjacks and manual actuators like micrometers. These products are frequently used in applications such as microscopy, metrology, optical fiber alignment, optical delay lines, interferometry, or wherever exact positioning is required. Industries that utilize translation stages include research, bio-medical, life sciences, astronomy, metrology, semiconductor, and more. OptoSigma offers the largest selection of translation stages to meet virtually any application. For example, we have the most bearing options of any manufacturer, including EXC™ precision bearing, ball bearing, crossed-roller bearing, linear bearing, and dovetail bearing. Additionally, they are available in materials ranging from brass, aluminum, tool steel and stainless steel. If one of our many catalog stages does not meet your requirements, send us a request for a custom stage. OptoSigma is, after all, the industry leader in translation stages.