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  1. “V8 Power” And Nanometer Precision Positioning In PI's New Piezo Linear Motor

    Motion control and piezo systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new robust OEM walking motor drive, the N-331, with its configuration rooted in existing patented piezo actuator technology and a patented piezo stepping motion principle design. Based on the application of historically successful technology, the new design it is ideal for use in high-end applications that require extreme precision and durability.

  2. OSI Laser Diode To Showcase LCW/SCW Series Of Instrument Laser Modules At Laser World Of Photonics

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) will showcase the LCW/SCW Series of high-power laser modules for optical testing at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany, in Hall B2, booth #161, June 26 - 29, 2017. The specially-designed devices feature high-peak optical power (pulsed) up to 200 mW@1000mA and continuous-wave (CW) optical power up to 75 mW to meet the demanding performance requirements of the optical test equipment market. The new series offers a variety of wavelength options including 1310 nm, 1490 nm, 1550 nm, 1625 nm, and 1650 nm. 

  3. SPIE Calls Proposed U.S. budget Cuts For Science, Technology “Troubling”

    Federal funding for basic and applied scientific research — a powerful driver of the economy as well as an enabler of life-saving medical and other vital technologies — deserves continued support, say leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  4. Qioptiq Introduces New UV LINOS F-Theta-Ronar Lens For 340-360nm

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company and global technology leader in delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, introduces its new telecentric UV LINOS 70mm F-Theta-Ronar Lenses for 340-360nm.

  5. AMRC Develops Hybrid 3D Printing Process

    The Design and Prototyping Group at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) has developed a unique hybrid 3D printing process that allows electrical, optical and structural elements to be introduced throughout an additively manufactured component during the build process.

  6. Successful Synthesis Of Nanomaterial That Improves Catalytic Converter Efficiency

    A large international collaboration, which included ANSTO, has successfully synthesised highly porous rhodium nanoparticles that could be used as a more effective catalytic converter for vehicles.

  7. Wafer-Thin Magnetic Materials Developed For Future Quantum Technologies

    Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified.

  8. World's Thinnest Hologram Integrates With Smartphones And Wearables

    Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), working in collaboration with counterparts at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), have developed the world's thinnest nanometric hologram, making it possible for the first time to integrate 3D holography with smartphones and wearable devices.

  9. Tech For VR, Autonomous Vehicles, Wearables, And More At SPIE Optics And Photonics

    A new Technology Hot Topics session at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2017 in San Diego, California, this August will feature high-level speakers on quantum devices, graphene electronic tattoo sensors, augmented and virtual reality, solar fuels, and autonomous vehicles.

  10. 20" Travel, Nanometer Resolution, High Dynamics: New Precise Motorized Linear Stage

    Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released an elevated version of its ironless linear motor stage, LMS-180, which is well-suited for precision automation applications in industry and research that require highly accurate linear motion over long travel with high load capacity.