Minus K® Technology, Inc. was founded in 1993 to develop, manufacture and market our state-of-the-art vibration isolation products based on our patented negative-stiffness technology. Minus K® is based in the Los Angeles area.
Dr. David L. Platus is President and Founder and is the principal inventor of the technology. He earned a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Engineering from UCLA, and a diploma from the Oak Ridge School of (Nuclear) Reactor Technology. Prior to founding Minus K® Technology he worked in the nuclear, aerospace and defence industries conducting and directing analysis and design projects in structural-mechanical systems. He became an independent consultant in 1988. Dr. Platus holds over 20 patents related to shock and vibration isolation.
The Minus K® products, formerly sold under the trade name Nano-K®, represent an important enabling technology. By reducing building and floor vibrations to unprecedented levels these systems enable vibration sensitive instruments and equipment to perform at unprecedented levels. They are used in a broad spectrum of applications including nanotechnology, biological sciences, semiconductors, materials research, zero-g simulation of spacecraft, and high-end audio. Minus K® is an OEM supplier to leading manufactures of scanning probe microscopes, micro-hardness testers and other vibration-sensitive instruments and equipment. Minus K® customers include private companies and more than 300 leading universities and government laboratories in 50 countries.
While effective isolation from both air and ground borne vibrational energy is important throughout the audio playback chain, it is essential for vinyl playback.
Air tables are a well proven technology, but their usefulness as an efficient method for vibration isolation is now being challenged by more compact and effective negative-stiffness vibration isolators. By Jim McMahon.
Minus K Technology Announces Its 2016 Vibration Isolator Educational Giveaway to U.S. Colleges and Universities
Minus K Technology, Inc., Minus K Technology will grant at least $20,000* of its superior performing patented Negative-Stiffness low-frequency vibration isolators to colleges in the United States.
New Ultra Compact, Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolator from Minus K Technology Reduces Low-Frequency Vibrations with Less Space Required
Minus K Technology, a leading manufacturer of passive vibration isolation products, has just released a compact, high-capacity, low-frequency negative-stiffness isolator designed to support heavy payloads while reducing low-frequency vibrations.
Vibration isolation and better scan size enables atomic force microscopy (AFMs) to see more at the nanoscale level
The need for more precise vibration with AFM, though, is becoming critical as resolutions continue to bridge from micro to nano.