Articles : Photonics/Optics
Essential Principles for Designing and Specifying Laser Optics

Laser engineers are leveraging new materials, unusual gain mechanisms, and innovative cavity designs to push laser performance into new regimes. Pulse lengths are getting...

Application Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Using Digital Microscopes as Inspection Tools

Digital microscopes are being automated and computerized to make them easier to use, display more data with more detail and precision, and expand their areas of application. With traditional...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Novel Laser Power Sensor Technology for Process Control

The need to measure laser output characteristics, including average power, pulse energy, and pulse shape, is a common requirement across many industrial and research applications....

Articles : Imaging
High-Speed Multi-Sensor Imaging

Machine vision plays a key role in the automation of production processes. Since the advent of vision in industrial manufacturing, there have been many advances in camera and image sensor technology. Right...

Application Briefs : Lighting
Direct AC LED Engines

As the lighting industry continues to mature, vendors continue to pursue inexpensive lighting solutions that offer universal compatibility and are easy to install. For OEMs and manufacturers, LEDs have proven to be a...

Products : Imaging
New Products: May 2018 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Portable Laser Scanner

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) has announced the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL, a new ultralarge scale portable laser scanner....

Articles : Imaging
3D Imaging in Space

NASA is digging ever more deeply into understanding the makeup of the surfaces of Mars and our Moon. A lot can be learned by sending instruments to land on these places, but vastly more can be discovered by bringing back...

Articles : Transportation
3D-Printed Lab on Wheels

Next-generation manufacturing takes on a 50-year-old icon as ORNL researchers transform the classic Shelby Cobra sports car into a 3D-printed laboratory on wheels. Additive manufacturing enables the seamless...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: May 2018

ACCES I/O Products, San Diego, CA, announced the USB-AIO family of 12- and 16-bit USB analog I/O modules. The USB-AIO16-16F 16-bit, multifunction analog input/output board is suited for precision measurement,...

Products : Medical
Product of the Month: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has developed a new suture technology that transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. The Force Fiber...

Question of the Week : Materials
Will sponges effectively soak up oil spills?

This week’s lead INSIDER story highlights the Oleo sponge – a reusable material that may someday support oil-spill remediation efforts.

What do you think? Will sponges effectively soak up oil spills?

Tech Talks : Medical
Integrating Infection Prevention: 3 Commonly Asked Questions about UVC LEDs

An increase of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, the growing sector of people 65 and older, improved access to healthcare in developing countries, coupled with strict reporting guidelines, demand new infection-prevention methods for overburdened healthcare environments. In...

Tech Talks : Electronics & Computers
Choosing Innovative Climate Control Products in Industrial Applications

Mission-critical electronic components are getting smaller and more efficient, but they’re also generating greater heat within enclosures. It is imperative that heat load be removed to avoid heat-related downtime, as well as prolong the life of the equipment.

News : Defense
Answering Your Questions: Is This the End of VME?
A reader asked our expert: What technology will spell the beginning of the end for the VME embedded computing platform?
White Papers : Automotive
The Road to Autonomous Driving: Transforming Vision Into Reality

This paper examines the trends and innovations around autonomous driving and the role of data connectors, antennas, and sensors in various autonomous driving use cases. Specifically, it will look at the new technology challenges and the key technology enablers required to overcome...

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