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  1. NiPro Optics Provides Advanced Diamond-Turned Optics for Industrial Applications

    NiPro Optics, Inc. announces the expansion and upgrade of its Optical Diamond-Turning Center.  Located in Southern California, the company offers a full spectrum of precision manufacturing options, including advanced diamond-turned optics for a variety of industries. NiPro provides complex geometries to nanometer tolerances in a wide range of materials and substrates, depending on customer requirements.

  2. Zygo Launches Latest Generation Of ZeGage Non-Contact 3D Optical Profilers

    Zygo Corporation has announced the introduction of its latest generation of ZeGage™ 3D optical profiling instruments providing precise and rapid non-contact measurement of surface topography for enhanced quality and process control.

  3. World's Largest Façade Installed With Organic Photovoltaics In The Port Of Duisburg

    Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek's organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August.

  4. Toshiba Imaging’s Flexible, Chip-On-Tip Video Borescope For Industrial Inspection

    Toshiba America Information Systems’ (TAIS) Imaging Systems Division introduces a small, digital video borescope with illumination, the SV-1000. The small, water-resistant chip-on-tip inspection camera measures only 1.6 mm diam. and features an integrated LED light for illumination within the 1.9-meter flexible shaft. The new 1 mm x 1 mm CMOS sensor provides 400 x 400 pixel resolution with a 120-degree field-of-view (FOV) lens. The SV-1000 is a two piece system comprising the flexible shaft inspection camera and separate compact camera control unit that includes electrical connections, video outputs, and LED light control.

  5. Keysight Technologies, FormFactor, Industrial Technology Research Institute Collaborate To Deliver Silicon Photonics Test And Measurement Solution

    Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with FormFactor and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to accelerate integrated photonics innovation.

  6. Recycling Of Photovoltaic Waste Boosts Circular Economy

    According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 % of PV waste must be recovered and 80 % recycled and reused, by 2018.

  7. Not Every¬Thing Is Where It Seems To Be

    Scientists at TU Wien and Innsbruck University have for the first time demonstrated a wave effect that can lead to measurement errors in the optical position estimation of objects. The work now published in Nature Physics could have consequences for optical microscopy, but could also play a role in position measurements using sound, radar, or gravitational waves.

  8. Maximise The Flexibility

    Many image processing applications depend on varying working distances. As more and more production lines should no longer only operate profitably for mass production but also in small series, the adaptation to new products and therefore varying working distances must be easy and quick to manage.

  9. When Light, Not Heat, Causes Melting

    The way that ordinary materials undergo a phase change, such as melting or freezing, has been studied in great detail. Now, a team of researchers has observed that when they trigger a phase change by using intense pulses of laser light, instead of by changing the temperature, the process occurs very differently.

  10. Superconductivity And Ferromagnetism Fight An Even Match

    Russian physicists from MIPT teamed up with their foreign colleagues for a groundbreaking experimental study of a material that possesses both superconducting and ferromagnetic properties. In their paper published in Science Advances, the researchers also propose an analytical solution describing the unique phase transitions in such ferromagnetic superconductors.