This XY platform has been delivered to a customer developing and refining a new laser cutting process. With travels of 600x600mm, this platform is at the centre of the first full working prototype and reaches speeds of 1m/sec with a 20kg payload, while retaining a positioning repeatability of 1μm. Other specifications of the stages are individual straightness of motion better than 10μm and flatness over full travel better than 15μm. These stages are available in various stroke lengths and can be combined in different ways to suit different applications. They can also be used with a wide variety of motion controls. The basic concept can be adapted to accommodate different requirements, such as additional axes, different performances and heavier payloads.