ABOUT SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. - LIGHTING AND IMAGING

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

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SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of $2.24 billion were generated in fiscal year 2014/2015. www.us.schott.com.

MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS

Microscopy Illumination Microscopy Illumination

Stereo Microscopes are used for life science, material science, and clinical routine industrial inspection tasks. The better the object is illuminated, the more details become visible in microscopy.

Medical Illumination Medical Illumination

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers fiber optic and LED technologies to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies.

Sensors, Metrology, And Control Applications Sensors, Metrology, And Control Applications

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has the capabilities and knowledge available to assist customers in finding the perfect fiber optic solution for sensor, metrology, and control applications. SCHOTT specialists will work with customers to jointly draw up an action plan addressing each stage leading to series production.

Defense And Security Defense And Security

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers high tech materials and components for enabling the defense and security industry to develop night vision, display, sensor, and other technologies that are smaller, lighter, and more effective.

Aviation Lighting Aviation Lighting

The perfect lighting sets the atmosphere of any aircraft cabin. SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging aims to use natural lighting with different intensities and color shades to create a perfect lighting mix with an unmatched overall impression and atmosphere.

Automotive Lighting Automotive Lighting

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has more than two decades of expertise in OEM and Tier1 solutions for the automotive industry. Available solutions include functional and ambient lighting for automobile interiors, optoelectronic sub-systems for head and taillights, and fiber optic components for in-car infotainment.

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FEATURED ARTICLES

SCHOTT Announces Continued Investment In Southbridge Lighting And Imaging Facility SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging will hold a ribbon cutting event to celebrate a $750,000 renovation to its offices in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Executives from the company, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass 1st Dist.), and elected officials from the Massachusetts Legislature will be on hand to discuss workforce development, U.S. manufacturing, and SCHOTT’s commitment to the region.  Continue Reading...
When The Driver Becomes The Passenger: Why Lighting Is Key For The “Car Of The Future”
When The Driver Becomes The Passenger: Why Lighting Is Key For The “Car Of The Future” The “car of the future” isn’t about driving, but relaxing. Driverless cars will employ functional and accent lighting that allows passengers to just enjoy the ride. Installed smart systems that can imitate natural light will adjust their color and warmth automatically, depending on the time of day.  Continue Reading...
3 Technology Trends Shaped By Glass
3 Technology Trends Shaped By Glass Often times, the “next big thing” is propelled forward by the components that make it possible. In this article, the discussion will be on how glass is setting trends as the component unlocking the imagination of designers and engineers around the world. Download the full article for three trends in technology that are being shaped by glass.  Continue Reading...
Rethinking Car Interior Design For The Living Room On Wheels
Rethinking Car Interior Design For The Living Room On Wheels Car companies and designers are dreaming big, imagining interiors that will radically transform how people experience driving. If the “living room on wheels” is going to be shared, the components – from the screens we watch to the touch panels we use to choose the program – will need to be easy to clean, durable, and stylish. Glass can make these dreams a reality.  Continue Reading...
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection
Brighter Than The Sun: Ceramic Laser Phosphor Converters Revolutionize Digital Projection New ceramic laser phosphor converters from SCHOTT are accelerating the adoption of laser phosphor-based digital projectors by enabling high luminance light sources. SCHOTT now introduces two ceramic phosphor converters that support the development of brighter digital projection at Photonics West 2018 (hall B, booth 1207).  Continue Reading...
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics
SCHOTT Introduces FLEXINITY™: Structured Glass Breakthrough To Enable Smaller Electronics SCHOTT is introducing a new, innovative portfolio of structured glass substrates that offers highly accurate and versatile features: FLEXINITY™. Structured thin or ultra-thin glass wafers are used as a substrate for sensors, batteries, and diagnostic technology. The breakthrough will enable new applications and further miniaturization of electronics through thinner glass wafers and structures that are more precise. The technology offers...  Continue Reading...
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West
Precision In Medical Treatments: SCHOTT Highlights New Range Of Laser Delivery Solutions At Photonics West At this year’s Photonics West, SCHOTT will present its broad range of capabilities for use of laser delivery technology in medical applications. High quality glass fibers, rods, diffusers and connectors complemented with engineering services help manufacturers of medical devices to deliver laser beams exactly to the point or area where they are needed. The company’s booth 1207 can be found in hall B at Photonics West 2018, Jan. 27...  Continue Reading...
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments The Universal Light Guide is a workhorse of medical diagnostics that enables the high performance of high-end medical equipment such as endoscopes, the instruments of discovery that enable physicians to see, detect, diagnose and operate on parts of the body that are usually shielded from light.  Continue Reading...
Brilliant Inspiration For Dental Devices
Brilliant Inspiration For Dental Devices At the IDS, SCHOTT will present lighting products for dental devices that open up new design possibilities: innovative PURAVIS® glass fiber rods and autoclavable Solidur® LEDs.  Continue Reading...
LED Cabin Lighting That Can Stand The Test Of Time
LED Cabin Lighting That Can Stand The Test Of Time An assortment of lighting elements. Add a consistent “look and feel”. And continuous long-term performance – SCHOTT Aviation offers the perfect solutions to meet these three criteria. At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), April 4-6 in Hamburg, Germany, the international technology group’s product portfolio for aircraft cabin lighting is set to offer a unique experience (SCHOTT Hall 6, Booth 6B100).  Continue Reading...
No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics
No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics Well known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.  Continue Reading...
AAOS 2017: SCHOTT Gives Surgeons Better Visibility With Medical Lighting Advances
AAOS 2017: SCHOTT Gives Surgeons Better Visibility With Medical Lighting Advances SCHOTT will highlight the many ways it’s helping doctors see better through optics modules, light cables, and image guides at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting. The technology company will have experts on hand to showcase its super-luminous light engine - LEDgine 4 optics module as well as SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides, the latest medical light cable made with PURAVIS® fibers, which offer better light output with an environmentally...  Continue Reading...
The Finest Photon Brush For Microchip Production
The Finest Photon Brush For Microchip Production Extreme ultraviolet technology (EUV) represents a groundbreaking technological change in microchip production. Serial production has begun on the ASML EUV wafer scanner family, and this article delves into the transformed technology used by the new system.  Continue Reading...
Soothing Lighting Technologies
Soothing Lighting Technologies The human body's inner clock synchronizes with the 24-hour light cycle in the earth’s environment, which can affect emotions and other health aspects. This article discusses ways to incorporate different types of lighting into medical environments to make a more positive environment for patients and doctors.  Continue Reading...
How Ultra-Thin Glass Fibers Help Doctors Spot Ailments And Save Lives
How Ultra-Thin Glass Fibers Help Doctors Spot Ailments And Save Lives Finding a balance between highly specialized instruments and patient well-being raises challenges for the manufacturers developing preventative care tools. Endoscopes equipped with lighting and imaging bundles can help doctors and patients catch health problems early.  Continue Reading...
Smart Fiber Optics For Use In Modern Radiology
Smart Fiber Optics For Use In Modern Radiology 3D X-ray devices are used in dental offices and operating rooms by taking a series of photos and arranging them on a screen as a continuous image sequence. This  radiology technique opens up new diagnostic possibilities, enables difficult surgical procedures, and significantly improves changes of success.  Continue Reading...
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products
5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products Designing robust products with fiber optics components for everything from medical instruments to jet planes not only demands optical considerations, but thermal, electrical, and mechanical requirements. In order to create a lighting device that meets design specifications while balancing cost and performance, developers should work with skilled component manufacturers from start to finish. This article presents five reasons to utilize...  Continue Reading...
Devices Automatically In The Best Light
Devices Automatically In The Best Light Manual instruments in production are gradually being replaced by automated optical measurement systems, where optimal illumination determines the test quality. A device that illustrates this transition is the ZEISS O-SELECT with an LED ring light from SCHOTT.   Continue Reading...
Environmentally Friendly Fibers
Environmentally Friendly Fibers A new demand that has been placed on glass optical fibers is the need for environmental compatibility. The SCHOTT technology group provides a solution for this demand with their new PURAVIS® glass optical fibers that offer several improved performance parameters compared to other types of glass. The process for manufacturing these products does not use lead, arsenic, or antimony, and already complies with future environmental requirements.  Continue Reading...

CONTACT INFORMATION

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

122 Charlton Street

Southbridge, MA 01550

UNITED STATES

Phone: +1-508-765-9744

Fax: +1-508-765-1299

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FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination
    ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination

    The ColdVision series from SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging is composed of an extensive array of light sources, fiber optic guides, and accessories designed to work seamlessly with each other for illumination purposes in machine vision and microscopy applications. 

  • SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates
    SCHOTT Fiber Optic Faceplates

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of fiber optic faceplates designed for high-resolution, “zero thickness” image transfer applications such as CCD and CMOS coupling, LCD and OLED displays, image intensification, remote viewing, field flattening, and X-ray imaging. 

  • SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications
    SCHOTT® Image Guides For Flexible Imaging Applications

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers a series of Image Guides for medical devices that include customization options for higher resolutions, end surface coatings, and many other options depending on the needs of each application. The latest developments for these image bundles include 6 μm higher resolution images, a larger active visibility area, and a superior image quality with zero optical inclusions in the center zone.

  • Medical Light Sources And Components
    Medical Light Sources And Components

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging delivers medical light sources to help redefine the boundaries of medical innovation, and provide deeper insights in helping medical experts see more of what is relevant to their diagnoses and therapies. The SCHOTT® IllumaLS light source and the SCHOTT® FLM (Fiber Light Module) are both part of SCHOTT’s solutions for ambient illumination, surgical illumination, endoscopy, and stereo microscopy applications.

  • PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers
    PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers

    The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.

VIDEOS

  • Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery
    Introducing Fiber And Diffuser Technologies For Laser Beam Delivery

    At Photonics West 2018, Jürgen Hammerschmidt of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced an array of fiber and diffuser technologies for laser beam delivery, especially for medical device applications. Watch the video for more information about their side emitting diffusers, end emitting diffusers, radial diffusers, and emitting fiber rods.

  • Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics
    Product Video: Stabilized LED Light Sources For In Vitro Diagnostics

    At Photonics West 2018, Ralf Daferner of SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging introduced their stabilized LED light source for in vitro diagnostic systems. This extremely flexible light source provides no interruptions or downtimes, and offers very stable output over its lifetime. Check out the video for more information.

  • New IR Ceramic Optics And IR Optical Glass
    New IR Ceramic Optics And IR Optical Glass

    SCHOTT had some new offerings that Devin Standard was kind enough to share with us at DSS in 2015. Watch the video for information on their new infrared ceramic optical materials and infrared optical glasses, and a demonstration of the new materials working in conjunction with a thermal camera.

DOWNLOADS

  • High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics
    High-Precision Specialty Glass and Lighting Diagnostics

    Specialty glass and lighting can help today’s diagnostic techniques to reach fast and precise results while keeping the process cost-efficient. This material is extremely versatile and pliant in sizes up to 30 micrometers. The high transparency and a low autofluorescence in substrate materials such as BOROFLOAT 33® and the new D 263® bio are taking diagnostic applications a major step forward. Flexible light guides made up of high purity PURAVIS® optical glass fibers as well as innovative light sources ensure that objects are precisely illuminated. SCHOTT also offers SCHOTT NEXTERION® substrates that are able to adhere to DNA, proteins, or cells for microarrays.

  • An Interior Skyline: Automotive Ambient Lighting
    An Interior Skyline: Automotive Ambient Lighting

    The driving experience has recently grown from a form of transportation from point A to point B into a safe space of leisure and activity. Equipping the automobile with ambient lighting can create an entirely new sense of space. SCHOTT has developed an array of fiber optic components specifically for such lighting concepts.

  • Seat Illumination Brochure

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging offers LED and fiber optic lighting systems for cabin interior designs for airlines. Two available technical options for design lighting include a pure LED solution, and a combination of LED and fiber optics. Through the technical approach of having light guides and light sources separated, customized illumination can be created even if space is limited. SCHOTT’s flexible modular reading lamp system offers cabin designers maximum flexibility and minimal risk.

  • SCHOTT® High Resolution Image Inversion Brochure
    SCHOTT® High Resolution Image Inversion Brochure

    SCHOTT offers fiber optic image inverters that are primarily used in night vision image intensifier tubes, as well as any other application requiring the correction of an inverted image. These image inverters flip the image 180 degrees, minimizing the size and complexity of a night vision eyepiece assembly.

  • SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure
    SCHOTT® Universal Light Guides “EP” Brochure

    The Universal Light Guide features excellent transmission and a long lifetime, making it ideal for endoscopy and other demanding medical illumination applications. These light guides are extremely versatile and may be used with various endoscopes and light sources through the use of threaded proximal and distal end tips.

  • The Inner Beauty: Creating Ambience For Automotive Interiors
    The Inner Beauty: Creating Ambience For Automotive Interiors

    Consumer requirements for the interior of vehicles continuously grow and change with the times. High-tech glass and fiber optics are creating a distinct ambience and are opening the door to new possibilities for automotive designers. The challenge occurs when there is a need to keep the overall weight of the vehicle as low as possible to keep electric cars running longer.

  • Clinical Diagnostics Brochure
    Clinical Diagnostics Brochure

    Modern laboratories rely on robust lighting systems, especially with fiber optics and various light sources, to conduct tests within clinical diagnostic instruments. SCHOTT offers components that add versatility to analytical instruments that contribute to technological advancements in diagnostics. They also offer long-term experience in the medical industry, ISO quality management, a global network of experts, and the highest level of supply reliability. By combining SCHOTT knowledge and expertise with customer ideas, innovative products are derived on a complete optical design analysis.

  • PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers Brochure
    PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers Brochure

    The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications, and are manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner. The PURAVIS glass optical fibers feature a lower color shift so that illuminated objects retain their natural color, and low dispersion resulting in illumination with high color uniformity.