It is with pleasure that I can announce the publication of another fibre-related work, right here (The electronic reprint will be made available after December on this site). [edit: now available from this page]
This tensile stage was the result of me not wanting to install a massive Instron stage at a beamline, nor did I want to design a vacuum enclosure that would fit around the business end of such a stage. I had a blast designing it and having it built, despite the time constraints imposed by the fast approaching beamtime. I now have the chance to design and build version two of this stage, and I will keep you posted on the progress of that one.