Newsletter | January 13, 2020

01.13.20 -- Custom Vs. Off-The-Shelf

Featured Article
Custom Vs. Off-The-Shelf Solutions: Are You Dreaming Big Enough?
By Jenice Con Foo, Mad City Labs

Custom positioning solutions provide more leeway for innovation, and at far less cost, than many customers realize.

Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?
Article | By Kevin Urben, Image Science Ltd

A high-quality lens begins with a good design, tolerant to small manufacturing errors. The manufacturing process must be tightly controlled, from individual lens elements to final assembly. But, since small errors in manufacturing can result in serious loss of performance, end-of-line testing is necessary.

What Is A Neutral Density Filter?
Article | Abrisa Technologies

A neutral density, or ND, optical filter reduces or modifies the intensity of all wavelengths or colors of light equally, therefore providing for no changes in the hue of the color rendition. Neutral density filters can be colorless or clear, or they can be grey in tone.

Characterizing Cylinder Surfaces At Each Step Of The Thermal Barrier Coating Process
Article | Zygo Corporation

Automotive engine manufacturers, seeking to maximize efficiency and reduce emissions, have been using innovative materials and methods to reduce engine weight. One method of reducing weight is to replace cast-iron cylinder liners with lighter-weight materials that are wear-resistant and thermally efficient.

Fluorescence Imaging Via Microscope
Article | BaySpec Inc.

This article explores the use of a SnapShot imager in fluorescence imaging via microscope for the very first time. The imager is both compact and attachable via C-mount to any commercially available light microscope. 

Benchtop Thermal Imaging: A Simple-To-Use, Cost-Effective Solution For Troubleshooting Complex Printed Circuit Boards
Case Study | FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Electronic products used in aerospace and other research applications have two key requirements: high performance and the reliability to withstand intense environments. To attain that performance, electronics designers often use small parts and routinely push them to their limits. 

Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives
White Paper | FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates 6,200 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, the highest total since 1990. The GHSA also found that, during the past 10 years, nighttime crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the increase in pedestrian deaths.


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