FARO Technologies, Inc. , the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and laser tracker sales, announced the receipt of an order for 15 FARO Laser Tracker Xi units from The Boeing Company for Commercial Airplanes Tooling in the Puget Sound area.
A single solar cell produces a relatively low output ¡V it¡¦s a case of strength in numbers. Tiny strips of metal are used to link cells together. If the laser soldering temperature is too high, the solder joint may fracture. A new system provides automatic temperature regulation.
Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) has developed into a key technique for the fabrication of polymer nanopatterns and three-dimensional (3D) nanostructures.
Light Blue Optics (LBO), the industry-leading developer of holographic laser projection technology, today announced closing a US$26 million Series 'A' funding round, led by Earlybird Venture Capital and Capital-E. Existing investors 3i plc, who led LBO's US$3.5 million seed-funding round, and NESTA also participated.
The European Space Agency offered a preview look Thursday at its powerful Herschel, which, when launched next year, will be the largest space telescope yet put into orbit.
A 'unique' multiple beam, diffuse fibre optic sensor, designed to solve the problem of capturing, counting and controlling small components produced by modern high-performance manufacturing machinery, has been developed by Contrinex.
Jodrell Bank observatory in Cheshire is to become the headquarters of a global plan to co-ordinate the next generation of radio telescopes.
An innovative and inexpensive way of making nanomaterials on a large scale has resulted in novel forms of advanced materials that pave the way for exceptional and unexpected optical properties. The new fabrication technique, known as soft lithography, offers many significant advantages over existing techniques, including the ability to scale-up the manufacturing process to produce devices in large quantities.
Does paint still have the same glossy appearance after squeezing its way through all the pumps, pipelines and valves in the factory finish shops and finally reaching the component to which it is applied? A desk-sized miniaturized test facility can supply the answer.
A global project to map a distant strip of the universe is releasing its data today to scientists and the public to be used as part of Google Sky, a new feature of Google Earth, according to Eurekalert, the news service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The laser surgery business is booming for treatments like hair, tattoo and wrinkle removal. In 2005, the last year recorded, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery said its members performed nearly 1 million such procedures, about 300,000 more than in 2003.
he Society of Manufacturing Engineers' (SME) Industrial Laser Community (ILC) has developed a laser cutting certificate program that builds on fundamental knowledge of CNC operations and part design for CO2 laser cutting. This information will be applied in a uniquely designed interactive and hands-on demonstration optimizing the operation of a CNC laser cutting machine. Safety and ISO standards will be included in this program and each attendee will learn how to work in compliance with the parameters of CNC laser cutting machines and demonstrate proficiency.
Israeli researchers at a company called IOPtima claim to have developed a safer, easier method to treat glaucoma using a CO2 laser. Since CO2 lasers have the inherent property of losing effectiveness when in contact with liquid, the full penetration of the sclera by mistake is almost impossible.
Sandel Avionics, the leader in retrofit avionics, today announced it is upgrading its entire line of current products with LED (light-emitting diode) backlights, making it the first company to feature this advanced technology in all its display products.
According to a new report from Frost & Sullivan the global fiber-optic test equipment (FOTE) market registered revenues of $586.1 million in 2006, up 4.4% over the previous year. Recovering from the relative sluggishness of the period 2001-2003, the market has experienced steady growth from 2004 onwards due to the positive impact of new technologies such as reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and growing deployments in access networks.