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High Precision Devices began with a simple idea: to provide exceptional quality instrument development and manufacturing services.

Caption: Bill Hollander working with Professor James Faller on a gravity meter at JILA.

High Precision Devices began with a simple idea: to provide exceptional quality instrument development and manufacturing services.

Caption: Bill Hollander working with Professor James Faller on a gravity meter at JILA.

After 11 years as an instrument specialist at JILA, a joint venture between NIST and University of Colorado, Bill Hollander helped found and operated the Axis Instruments Company to commercialize a precision gravimeter for geophysical research.

When Axis Instruments company was sold in 1993, he founded High Precision Devices with the idea of providing exceptional quality instrument development and manufacturing services to universities, government labs and private companies. From the beginning HPD specialized in precision mechanical, cryogenic, optical and electronic instruments for cutting-edge physics research.

HPD’s staff, expertise, and customer list grew over the years to include many top-tier scientific institutions across the globe.

One of the signature customers during this time was LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory…

HPD’s staff, expertise, and customer list grew over the years to include many top-tier scientific institutions across the globe.

One of the signature customers during this time was LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory…

Our LIGO Single Stage HAM instrument is in the background!

Since earliest days at HPD ultra-low temperature cryogenics has been a focus of activity.  Since the beginning of the 21st century it has become an obsession!  HPD engineers and scientists have developed and built precision cryogenic instruments for astrophysics research, quantum and cryogenic super-computing, and advanced detector applications.  HPD has developed an extensive line of cryostats and cryogenic probe stations, specializing in milli-kelvin systems utilizing adiabatic demagnetization refrigeration (ADR) technology. 

HPD now employs over 60 scientists, engineers, machinists and technicians, along with manufacturing, logistics, administrative, sales, and financial staff.  Our customer list is a veritable who’s who of university, government, and commercial institutions, worldwide. 

And, we’re just getting started…

Doubling down on cold…

And going beyond cold…

Doubling down on cold…

and going beyond cold…

High Precision Devices

Go Beyond Cold!

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