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Reducing Production Waste With Laser Profiling And Characterization
 
By Mark S. Szorik, Ophir Photonics

A critical component in a laser manufacturing process is understanding which process parameters or key control characteristics must be measured, and how they will relate to product quality and waste. This article examines a method using in-house tools, like laser profiling, to characterize and optimize a process in advance, so that product quality and process variability may be understood and maintained.

Spotlight On Lasers In Manufacturing
Choosing Laser Modules For Industrial Image Processing

A light-cutting process is a technique used for measuring profiles, high differences, and geometries based on the principle of laser triangulation with a system consisting of a lighting source, a camera, and evaluation software. 

Digital Laser Scanner/Galvano Scanner

The Digital Laser/Galvano Scanner series from Canon includes three different models with various features and application areas. Each galvano scanner has digital servo controllers and encoders, ensuring good temperature characteristics.

Fiber-Coupled Wideband Light Sources

BaySpec's MiniLite Series of fiber-coupled wideband light sources is designed to operate in the 650 to 1690 nm wavelength range, enhancing spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT), medical imaging, fiber optic sensing, analytical spectroscopy, and test and measurement capabilities.

Fastest Wavelength Meter For Pulsed Lasers

The 871 Series laser wavelength meter from Bristol Instruments is designed to measure the absolute wavelength of pulsed and CW lasers. The wavelength meter provides the fastest measurement rates up to 1 kHz, which enables the wavelength characterization of individual laser pulses.

Light Sources Guide

This guide provides an overview of OptoSigma’s line of lasers and light sources for multiple light source applications. It also provides a detailed safety guide on safety methods and safety products to be used with light source technologies.

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Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?

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.

OEM Partnerships Brochure

Mad City Labs has proven expertise in designing and producing custom nanopositioning systems for integration into a wide variety of technical products. More than 50 percent of production is dedicated to OEM designs.

Understanding Detectors With Thermoelectric Coolers

In order to optimize a detector for enhanced performance levels within their designated applications, it is important to understand the heatsinking of the package. A detector’s thermal resistance is minimized by the proper heat sink selection and mounting by using a thermal interface material.

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A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO's High-Speed Cameras
 

High-speed camera users demand cameras that work accurately under the harshest environmental conditions, making reliability and operational capability crucial considerations in scientific cameras. This video shows a combustion analysis application, using a pco.dimax high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. 

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