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  • CMOS and CCD Image Sensors

    Image Sensors: A year of consolidation leads to change

    For those companies that design, manufacture and distribute image sensors, 2014 proved to be a year of significant consolidation. ON Semiconductor acquired Truesense Imaging in April and Aptina Imaging in August. Also in August, CMOSIS acquired...
  • Lighting control with Triniti

    Lighting Control Simplified

    All designers of machine vision inspection systems realize the critical role that lighting plays in ensuring that the cameras in their systems are able to capture images of products that can be analyzed effectively by image processing software. Yet...
  • Robotic Vision

    Robots Need Sight

    Every year, robots become less like characters in a science fiction movie and more ingrained into our everyday lives. The field of robotics is growing not just in the factories but also in the consumer space. One of the main obstacles hindering...
  • Submarine underwater

    Solving a Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task

    The military often serves as the proving grounds for emerging technologies. With advances in laser technologies, it is more common today for these military systems to involve lasers. One such example is the use of a laser in the periscope of a...
  • Experimental setup for timeresolved fluorescence spectroscopy
  • 3D printed optics

    3D Printed Optics with Printoptical Technology

    Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is the next big thing, throughout different industries. It certainly has benefits in comparison with more traditional manufacturing methods. However, printing optics is a real challenge with a 3D printer....
  • Each pattern piece was cut individually using the Coherent METAbeam 400

    Laser Cutting Tool Empowers the Maker Movement

    Over the past decade, the so-called “Maker Culture” has emerged as a significant movement of individuals who take the DIY (do it yourself) approach to an amazing extreme, creating everything from fine art pieces to aerial drones. Three...

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