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  • Direct patterning using ultrafast lasers

    Ultrafast Lasers Move into the Manufacturing Mainstream

    Ultrafast, or perhaps more accurately ultra-short pulse, lasers are steadily moving into the mainstream for many industrial applications, enabling industrial designers to add new features to ever smaller and thinner gadgets or allowing process...
  • In electrically noisy vision-based robotics applications, a computer may need to be located at some distance from a camera to eliminate any interference issues Image courtesy Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

    Cable Assembly Stretches USB3 Vision to its Limits

    While the humble computer cable might not initially appear to be one of the most significant components of a computer system, for builders of machine vision systems, it is a critical link. When developing a system based on the USB 3 Vision...
  • Motorized collimating lenses can be moved under PC control

    Automating Optical Alignment of Camera Modules

    Thanks to the development of single chip CMOS image sensors, low-cost image processors and miniaturized optics, many manufacturers have developed intelligent cameras in small footprint packages. These devices have been widely embraced in a number...
  • Silicon windows can readily be found off-the-shelf like these Edmund Optics TECHSPEC Silicon Windows

    Advantages of Silicon for Mid-Wave Infrared Windows

    Infrared and thermal imaging technologies continue to make inroads into commercial markets such as industrial inspection, automotive safety, chemical and biological sensing, and security and surveillance. While defense thermal imaging remains the...
  • Vision Systems of 2015

    Vision Overview: Lights, camera, action

    Traditionally, machine vision components have been deployed by OEMs and sophisticated end users to build systems to improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes and to lower the cost and improve the quality of manufactured goods. As the cost...
  • International Year of Light

    2015: Light technologies trends and forecast

    The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Novus Light Technologies Today embraces this unique opportunity to highlight the importance of how light-based technologies provide...
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