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  • Highly integrated electronics drive high performance optical devices

    Photonic Integration: The optical magic of a microchip

    In case you’ve missed it, the internet is growing – not just in terms of reaching the “next billion” internet users, but because each of us who have been on the net for years is consuming more and more capacity. A prime...
  • 3D printing

    DLP Technology Advances 3D Printing

    3D printing is gaining momentum and poised to change the face of manufacturing. Almost seven decades after the first concept for additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) was patented, the technology is finally receiving widespread media attention as...
  • Camera Sensors for Military Use

    Camera Sensors for Military Use: Sensor technologies

    The first article in this series, Camera Sensors for Military Use: Design fundamentals covered the main variables to consider: Purpose, functionality and SWaP (size, weight and power)  as well as performance parameters and tradeoffs. In this...
  • This heat map shows the players position during a match

    Image Processing Challenges

    With the many and varied image processing options for industrial vision applications, it is important to choose the approach that best fits the application, whether it is a smart camera with its own on-board processing capabilities or a PC-based...
  • Choosing cameras for soldiers in the field

    Camera Sensors for Military Use: Design Fundamentals

    Choosing sensor technology is fundamental in designing cameras for soldiers in the field. It can be difficult to compare the merits of cameras using different sensor technologies using only the specifications typically provided by the...
  • Diode laser systems for welding and sealing of plastics and synthetics

    Diode Lasers for Plastic Welding Applications

    Diode lasers gain more and more importance as tools for applications in welding of plastic and synthetic material. We see joined plastic and synthetic material in our every day lives: from the battle in the morning of opening of your corn-flakes...

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