AUTOMOTIVE WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge
High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge Engineers are continuously looking to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines (ICEs) in areas such as lowering fuel consumption and reducing soot formation. Among the strategies used to improve combustion efficiency is the use of premixed air-methane charge in place of the use of air. In order to observe and analyze this technique, an optical engine is used with high-speed infrared imaging. This white paper walks through this...  Continue Reading...
Next Generation IR Technologies Solve High Speed Automotive Testing Challenges
Next Generation IR Technologies Solve High Speed Automotive Testing Challenges Without appropriate tools for thermal measurements and testing of automobile parts, automotive design engineers can lose time and efficiency, and risk missing defects that lead to dangers and expensive recalls. Unfortunately, traditional forms of contact temperature measurement are not practical to mount on moving objects. Non-contact forms of measurement are not fast enough to stop the motion on high speed targets and cannot take accurate...  Continue Reading...
Laser Ablation Makes Automotive Interiors Shine
Laser Ablation Makes Automotive Interiors Shine This application note describes how JUNO, the F150A-BB-26 thermopile laser power sensor, and StarLab measurement software are used to know the status of automotive etching equipment in order to keep the power beam stable.  Continue Reading...
Rapid Manufacturing For Metals
Rapid Manufacturing For Metals This white paper describes how Proto Labs uses a range of soft and hard metals in its manufacturing services, how to “machine” these metals, how to cast and mold them, how to use 3D printing in the metal manufacturing process, and other post-processing methods for metals.  Continue Reading...
Clear The Air: New Optical Filters For Sensors And Detectors
Clear The Air: New Optical Filters For Sensors And Detectors Environmental air quality; proximity control; crowd counting; climate change; the “Internet of Things”.  Our world has become an increasingly monitored place where the proliferation of sensors and detectors allows us, and our devices, to better understand and interact with our environments.  Photonics is one of the key technologies enabling this growth, facilitating the development and commercialization of low-cost,...  Continue Reading...
Metal Injection Molding Turns The Volume Up, And Down
Metal Injection Molding Turns The Volume Up, And Down Metal injection molding (MIM) is a manufacturing process that can produce intricate geometries in metal parts, traditionally in larger quantities.  Continue Reading...
Liquid Silicone Rubber Takes The Heat
Liquid Silicone Rubber Takes The Heat Unlike thermoplastics, which soften when heated, liquid silicone rubber (LSR) is created in high heat and can easily withstand high-heat applications. As such, LSR is ideal for medical devices because it is capable of withstanding the high temperatures associated with sterilization. In this article, Proto Labs discusses the many merits of LSR, including an overview of LSR, a comparison between thermoplastics and thermosets, and design...  Continue Reading...
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Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation: H-900KSCO High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation: H-900KSCO

The H-900KSCO is a reference-class, 6-axis positioning system designed for dynamic motion in all degrees of freedom (X, Y, Z, pitch, roll, yaw). This compact hexapod provides linear travel ranges up to 200 mm and rotation to 66 degrees for applications such as motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, automotive industry, and stabilization of motion on moving vehicles and vessels.

HDR CMOS Camera for Automotive and Mobile OEM Applications: Blue Eagle Cameras HDR CMOS Camera for Automotive and Mobile OEM Applications: Blue Eagle Cameras

First Sensor’s HDR CMOS camera offers a greater than 100 dB dynamic range, a wide range of digital data interfaces, and an operating temperature range of -40 to +95oC. These specifications coupled with their ruggedness make them ideal for front/rear/blind spot detection in cars, heavy trucks, forklifts, agricultural equipment, and mining machines.

AR and AF Automotive Display Coatings AR and AF Automotive Display Coatings

Iridian Spectral Technologies has developed oleophobic and hydrophobic AF coatings for easy cleaning and smudge resistance, and AR coatings to suppress surface reflections for use in touch-screen technology in vehicle interiors.

Multi-Head High Speed Video System for Automotive Safety Testing: Fastcam MH4 10K Multi-Head High Speed Video System for Automotive Safety Testing: Fastcam MH4 10K

The multi head FASTCAM MH4 high speed video system from Photron provides superb light sensitivity from an unbelievable small package to enable easy high speed imaging in the most difficult to access and hostile environments.

Automotive Electronics Micromolding Automotive Electronics Micromolding
Many of today's cars and trucks are as hi-tech as your home computer. Accumold's expertise with small and micro-sized injection molding is an ideal fit for this industry
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  • Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera
    Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera

    The pco.dimax cs camera with its true 12-bit performance is ideal for providing crisp, brilliant color images for all car safety testing applications involving onboard, offboard, and sled testing. This high speed video presents car safety testing situations recorded with the pco.dimax cs camera.

  • Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments
    Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments

    In this video, one of Zygo’s applications engineers provides a demonstration of the ZeGageTM 3D optical surface profiler as it measures the roughness of the surface of a sealing valve used in the automotive industry. That might sounds fairly unremarkable, but check out how the system does on a rickety plastic table in a machine shop full of noise and vibration.

  • Two New High Speed Cameras
    Two New High Speed Cameras

    Photron launched two new high speed imaging solutions for slow motion analysis at Photonics West 2015. Andrew Bridges broke down both of the camera’s features and specifications for us this year. Watch the video to see if they can provide you with a solution for your next slow motion analysis application.

  • Buzz At Umicore Booth Over New Catalog Lenses
    Buzz At Umicore Booth Over New Catalog Lenses

    John Franks of Umicore tells about the lenses the company provides for applications involving automotive night vision, defense, security and surveillance, thermography, and personal thermal vision. He also shares some exciting news about new catalog lenses that are currently available.

  • Two New Cameras For High-Speed Imaging Applications
    Two New Cameras For High-Speed Imaging Applications

    Photron has launched two new cameras over the last few months: the FASTCAM SA-Z and the Mini UX100. North American sales manager Tim Callenbach tells us about them and their role in applications involving ballistics, off-board automotive testing, shockwaves, broadcasting, fluidics, welding, materials science, plasma and arc studies, and more.

  • 360 Degree Scanner In Google Car Aided By 32 Element Array
    360 Degree Scanner In Google Car Aided By 32 Element Array

    Paul Sharman, First Sensor vice president of sales and marketing, walked us through the booth to point out some of the more notable displays, and gave us an examples of a real world application in which his company’s products are being used. 

  • Two High Speed Cameras, Two Very Different Sizes
    Two High Speed Cameras, Two Very Different Sizes

    At Photonics West 2014, Photron had two new high speed cameras on display: the FASTCAM SA-Z for applications involving ballistics, materials science, fluidics, plasma and arc studies, shockwaves, and detonics, and the Mini UX100 for life sciences, fluidics, off-board automotive testing, welding, broadcasting, and ballistics testing.

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