Reutlingen. The young GmbH specializes in the manufacture of micro-robots for use in electron and light microscopes - an application that is itself very specific and require explanation for the layman. The best way to describe the little robot as a tool that can perform precise nano-scale operations, the tiniest movement in dimensions of a billionth of a meter. To get an idea of 50 nanometers in the thousandth of a hair diameter, a size so that defies the imagination, allowing technical application yet. "We can perform movements that are exactly in this area," explains the physicist Stephen Kleindiek, 49, his product, "to a nuclear fine," he said in an interview with TAGBLATT and makes use of the metaphor "the hand of the microscope ". In fact, there are needles and loopers, which are driven by a nano-motor and controlled by a joystick or knobs. For a nano-motor is an approximately one centimeter large instrument. Its driving exploits of stretching and pulling movements, the movement of inertia, which can be scaled to the submicrometer range - an invention that results from Kleindiek thesis. "We have a bridge that extends from the one thing you can touch up in the nano world. ". The construction of a scanning tunneling microscope in 1991 (five years after the Nobel prize for the two physicists Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer) subject of his doctoral thesis micro lathe. And really wanted Kleindiek remain at the university, what was at that time but no way. The idea to start their own business instead, but won only after the tip of his thesis supervisor Prof. Karl-Heinz Herrmann contours, who advised him to patent the nano-motor of the microscope. The road to independence opened up about the state program "Young Innovators - start-ups from universities and the Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI) at the University of Tuebingen in the Markwiesenstrasse. Half the place he was allowed, Kleindiek to use the resources of the Institute and gave him enough time to take care of establishing a business - which then also took place rapidly. Kleindiek rented rooms in the NMI, is worried a PC, fax machine and a lathe. "Then I designed a website and wait" - until after a certain time an American company and then reported the Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute in him. "And now we are in this field world market leader. " The economic crisis could harm the young company that has today in the Aspenhaustraße his seat, almost nothing. "A dip" says Kleindiek, "but it goes steadily uphill for years. " The instruments were "still far too closely," he grins micro lathe. Was the only no longer an obstacle for success. Rather, one must see it this way: "We have sufficient reserves. ". In the future, it is important to develop smaller devices and to tailor the basic products on isolated applications out. "There is much in it brainpower," says Kleindiek, "Our development team is intense process of developing new products. " And it's all hand work, which is in the housings. In the growth of his marriage men he describes as moderate and continuously with the market ". That he also seems to be right, because it guarantees the family atmosphere in the house. "With 22 employees, I am still giving each hand. ". micro lathe. Micro lathe is a piece of equipment used in precision machining for cutting solid materials, like aluminum, brass, iron and steel. These machines can also be used to shape wood and plastic products. Micro Lathes are often managed by jewelers, blacksmiths, engineers and designers, as well as hobbies and woodcrafters drivers. A lathe micro lathe can also be called a desktop or a table-top lathe. Lathes have been around for thousands of years, dating back to Egyptian times. 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