Technical Articles

  1. Battle Axe vs. Scalpel: How To Work With High Power Density Lasers
    8/1/2019

    In this Q&A article, Mark Gitin, Senior VP and GM of the Light & Motion Division of MKS Instruments, and Christian Dini, Director Global Business Development, Ophir, discuss the use of reliable laser beam measurement technology that can help with the process of laser optimization.

  2. Strategic Prototyping For Human-Factors Engineering
    7/26/2019

    Human-Factors Engineering (HFE) is gaining increasing attention, especially in the context of medical device product development. As technologies evolve, therapies advance, and devices become more complex, so does the role of HFE increase in priority.

  3. Keeping You Safe In The ‘Pool’ Of Manufacturing
    7/26/2019

    Protolabs provides medical device and medtech companies with a dramatically reduced level of risk. Working with us directly, you know the ability of everyone in our “pool,” so you don’t have to white-knuckle it, wondering where and how your parts are being produced. 

  4. Shortwave Infrared Cameras For High-Temperature Manufacturing And R&D Processes
    7/25/2019

    Shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras are sensitive to shorter IR wavelengths between visible light and 3 µm. With the addition of temperature measurement capabilities, SWIR cameras offer a win-win for anyone concerned with thermal analysis of high temperature materials or processes.

  5. CNC Machining: Designing For Speed
    7/23/2019

    Even 3D printing relies on and owes its existence to machining. This white paper talks about the continuous importance of CNC machining, how to optimize parts for machining, and things to look for in a machining partner.

  6. Designing For Sheet Metal Fabrication
    7/23/2019

    This white paper covers how sheet metal is used today, how to use it in designing and developing parts, and how to choose the best sheet metal fabrication technique for each application.

  7. Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives
    7/17/2019

    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.

  8. FREE FLIR Thermal Dataset For Algorithm Training
    7/17/2019

    The FLIR starter thermal dataset enables developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

  9. FLIR Thermal Datasets For Algorithm Training
    7/17/2019

    The FLIR starter thermal datasets enable developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

  10. Fiber Optic Image Bundles Provide A Solution When High Tech Approaches Fail
    7/16/2019

    Wound Fiber Bundles offer a passive way to transfer images from remote locations even when power isn’t available. The technology can be used in extreme environments and to view hard-to-access areas.