Yes linear positioning in optical and microwave labs is achieved using micrometer thimbles which are clamped to the 'bed' and the rotating anvil presses against the spring loaded carriage that rides/slides on the 'bed'.
As you are looking for platform mechanisms that use a micrometer drive I am assuming that this is a small mechanism with modest loads. Although both the micrometer and the mechanism I describe below could be up-scaled you son enter the field where ball screws are the best bet.
I have used thin shim stock between parallel plates driven by two or more rollers that are 2/3 the gap between the plates in diameter. The shim is wrapped round one roller back to the start end of the bed then wrapped round the second roller to pass over the first and then clamped to the end of the bed furthest from the start. The bed comprising of two identical ground plates (gauge plate in the lab models) with spacers at each end. The only critical part is to ensure the shim and bed plates are running parallel. This is easy to achieve using 4" ground gauge plate and 4" shim stock. I used phosphor-bronze or spring steel as the shim. Brass developed a permanent set and did not have sufficient spring to grip the two rollers. More rollers can be added for greater traction or to provide parallel motion . Reverse motion would be possible if a self closing mechanism were required.
This was for an application that required zero backlash and a very smooth transport of the platform with no 'slip stick'. Now that plastic films are available that have near zero stretch a plastic substitute for the spring shim stock might be worthy of investigation - increasing the % fill of the two rollers would be necessary as would providing some pre-tensioning of the film to ensure a full wrap on the drive roller. With spring material the tendency of the shim to go back to a flat strip provides a positive grip on the rollers. In the mechanisms I have built the rollers were ground drill stock (silver steel) running in miniature precision ball bearings.
Hope this helps. Regards - Pat