New Scale Technologies



New Scale Technologies develops and manufactures the smallest and most precise closed-loop positioning solutions available. Our M3 micro-stages and actuators are all-in-one “smart modules” with built-in controllers: easy to integrate into handheld and portable instruments. We enable smaller, smarter imaging systems, scientific instruments, medical devices, aerospace and defense systems and more. Our customers achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.


Since 2002, New Scale has been awarded numerous patents in the development of piezoelectric motors and motion systems. These patents, combined with our proprietary know-how, enable us to create products with unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, fully-integrated micro­electronics and intelligent firmware.

M3 Smart Modules

Our M3 Smart Modules are “all-in-one” motion systems, with built-in electronics, that deliver sub-micrometer precision in the smallest smaller possible space. Each M3 Smart Module is a fully engineered solution that integrates our patented and propriety piezoelectric motor, drive, sensing, guide and control technologies.

Our standard M3 Smart Modules include M3-LS linear stagesM3-RS rotary stagesM3-FS focus modules and M3-L linear actuators. These positioning modules and micro stages deliver ten times better movement precision and ten times the force and range of motion of VCM, stepper motor or galvo solutions. All standard modules can be purchased as Developer’s Kits from Digi-Key or Mouser.

Custom and Systems Engineering

Many custom M3 solutions are in production at New Scale. We have also used our standard M3 motion modules to develop systems for specific applications, including the MPM Multi-Probe Micromanipulator for life sciences. We work with our customers to solve their motion problems: applying our deep expertise in piezo motors, position sensing, drive electronics, digital motion control and micro-mechatronic design.


We have applied our experience in micro-mechatronics and motion control systems to develop smart parallel electric grippers and robotic calipers for the fast-growing collaborative robots market. We created a new division, New Scale Robotics, to better reach and serve industrial automation customers. Visit the New Scale Robotics website.

Manufacturing in the USA

We manufacture modules for the medical, scientific instruments, aerospace and defense, industrial, and consumer electronics markets in our New York facility. We are committed to fully understand, meet and exceed our customers’ requirements through continuous improvement processes. Our manufacturing processes follow ISO guidelines and we have passed quality audits by major medical device manufacturers.