Queensgate Stage being manufactured

Jun 15th 2023

What is the recipe for success in nanopositioning quality assurance?

As part of the Analysis for Innovation (A4I) program from Innovate UK, Queensgate has been working with experts in dimensional nanometrology at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on a number […]


Jacques and Pierre Curie in a lab in 1898 - Infographic of the inverse piezoelectric effect

May 25th 2023

What is a piezo actuator?

Queensgate offers a range of diverse Piezo-driven actuators that are at the forefront of nanopositioning applications in material science, semiconductor manufacturing, astronomy, and life sciences – but did you know […]


May 17th 2023

Queensgate to partner with NPL on third A4I-funded research project

Queensgate, the nanopositioning expert, has won funding in round 8 of Innovate UK’s Analysis for Innovation (A4I) program. This is their third successful application in the initiative. A4I gives UK […]


May 17th 2023

Update to privacy policy

We have updated our privacy policy to give website users a better understanding of how we may collect, process and, use personal data. The new policy includes specific details of […]


Apr 28th 2023

Nanopositioning Pioneer Dr. Paul Atherton Dies

We were saddened to learn that Dr. Paul Atherton, co-founder of Queensgate, has died after a short illness. He was 69. Together with Ken Reay, Jim Ring, Tom Hicks and […]


NPL nanopositioning stage characterisation rig.

Apr 17th 2023

Prior and NPL collaborate on 3D spatial positioning correction

Video case study: Prior and NPL collaborate on 3D spatial positioning correction  A new video case study from Innovate UK’s Analysis for Innovators (A4I) program explores Prior Scientific’s collaboration with […]


Alison Raby and Craig Goodman

Mar 28th 2023

Prior Scientific Appoints Craig Goodman as Product Manager for Queensgate

We are pleased to announce that Craig Goodman, former UK Sales Manager at Prior Scientific, has been appointed as product manager at Queensgate. Craig is ideally suited to the role […]



Mar 24th 2023

How resonant frequency defines nanopositioning stage performance

It’s commonly believed that if you know the resonant frequency of a nanopositioning stage, then you’ll have an accurate indication of its performance, especially its dynamic performance.  In simple terms, […]


fiber alignment system for precise fiber optic placement

Feb 27th 2023

What are the 6 factors to consider for perfect nanopositioning?

If you’ve not previously used a nanopositioning system, or had cause to specify one for a while, then it’s worth taking time to consider some of the key factors that […]



Jan 3rd 2023

Nanoscale metrology for demanding environments: Queensgate’s NanoCeramic NanoSensor series

Our new NanoCeramic (NC) NanoSensor series offers nanoscale metrology for highly demanding environments – such as ultra-high vacuum (UHV), high radiation or extreme temperatures (from 80 K up to 423 […]