Reaching the smallest drill holes with a laser beam

State-of-the-art laser hardening technologies play a key role in the quality and robustness of a workpiece. A new process developed by Scansonic MI enables distortion-free hardening of drill holes and inner surfaces. Hardening of small surfaces, like the inside of a drill hole or the inner surface of a small workpiece, has in the past Read more about Reaching the smallest drill holes with a laser beam[…]

Jenoptik demonstrates intelligent plug-and-play systems for laser material processing

Jena-based technology group Jenoptik will be presenting its quick-integration optical system platforms for manufacturers of laser production systems at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair in Munich. The vision-enhanced laser tool and the F-theta bundle enable users to implement a wide range of requirements for optical assemblies in less time and at competitive prices. Read more about Jenoptik demonstrates intelligent plug-and-play systems for laser material processing[…]

MDR – an overview

. Introduction The MDR (Medical Device Regulation) is currently a hot topic and is keeping manufacturers of medical products and their suppliers on their toes. There are many different reasons for this. On one hand, the timeline laid out by the EU is extremely ambitious and, on the other, it is not yet clear how Read more about MDR – an overview[…]

Contactless and precise roughness measurement in the lab or directly in the production process

. KRÜSS presents the Surface Roughness Analyzer – SRA, a confocal microscope for optical analyses ofsurface textures Optical and micro-mechanical innovations combine speed with high resolution The SRA works as a lab instrument or as a robot-controlled measuring head Whether a surface must be very smooth or show a certain texture or degree of roughness, Read more about Contactless and precise roughness measurement in the lab or directly in the production process[…]

Jenoptik at SPIE Photonics West

At the world’s leading photonics trade fair, Jenoptik will be demonstrating its service spectrum, from single components through to highly complex systems, which are being used to successfully address future challenges in semiconductor manufacturing, biophotonics, and industrial processes. The new Jenoptik Light & Optics division, whose primary focus is supplying photonics solutions, will be showcasing Read more about Jenoptik at SPIE Photonics West[…]

The Imaging Source expands its GigE- and USB 3 camera families with four new models.

The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of machine vision cameras and software for industrial imaging, announces the launch and immediate availability of four new GigE and USB 3 industrial cameras featuring Sony’s 20 MP IMX183 sensor. The Sony IMX183 is a back-illuminated, 1" rolling-shutter sensor with high sensitivity, outstanding image quality and excellent color reproduction. The Read more about The Imaging Source expands its GigE- and USB 3 camera families with four new models.[…]

TECHSPEC® Liquid Lens M12 Imaging Lens Wins Inspect Award at VISION Stuttgart

Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical and imaging components, is proud to announce that their TECHSPEC® Liquid Lens M12 Imaging Lenses received 2nd place in the Vision category of the 2019 Inspect Awards. The award was presented at the recent VISION Show in Stuttgart, Germany by Anke Grytzka-Weinhold, Editor-in-Chief of Inspect Magazine, and Read more about TECHSPEC® Liquid Lens M12 Imaging Lens Wins Inspect Award at VISION Stuttgart[…]

Digital microscopy: little things really big

Insufficient leveling, wetting problems and inhomogeneous coating thicknesses – problems like these, which can already occur during the coating process, clearly demonstrate that the high-quality, industrial coating of plastic web material as well as the development and choice of suitable lacquer systems are relevant topics. Aging under the effects of moisture, temperature and/or light can Read more about Digital microscopy: little things really big[…]