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Need help identifying this piece of lab equipment

  1. Dec 26, 2015 #1
    I visited the lab of some collaborators, and they had this device which exactly matches my needs in the lab I work in. Problem is, I can't find this thing anywhere. I emailed the PI of that lab, and he has no idea where it came from. It seems they bought it somewhere a while back and since then forgot all the details. I attached a couple images below. It's really just the top part that I'm interested in: some sort of clamp with a thumbscrew sitting on top of a movable stage so whatever you're clamping can move forward and backward.

    What is this thing?? I don't know what it might be even called, so I'm not sure what to google for. I tried googling different things, I tried to reverse-image-search it, and got nothing. I emailed Thorlabs (because the other lab people initially told me it was from them), and the tech support person from Thorlabs told me they don't sell that. I'm stuck...

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  3. Dec 26, 2015 #2

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    "Translational stages" (plural).
     
  4. Dec 27, 2015 #3

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    If its just the top part you want not the stage perhaps look for micromanipulator parts?
     
  5. Dec 27, 2015 #4

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    Or google clamp blocks?
     
  6. Dec 28, 2015 #5
    Ohh!! I found it!! From google-image-searching "micromanipulator parts", the entire thing comes up, pretty much in the first line of images. I didn't realize it was all one part...

    Thank you! It's so simple! I kind of thought "micromanipulators" were something else...
     
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