This monthly review lets you "meet" the new advertisers appearing in NTB and its supplements. Here's a sneak peek at the products, services, and offers available from August's first-time advertisers.

Light Machinery (Ottawa, ON, Canada) produces wafers, etalons, prisms, beam splitters, windows, and other flat optic products, as well as the FJP-1150 fluid jet polishing machine to make your own flat optics. For free sample processing, visit here .

Placid Industries  (Lake Placid, NY) supplies magnetic particle brakes and clutches, hysteresis and custom brakes, power supplies, sensors, potentiometers, and couplings.

Stoffel Polygon Systems  (Tuckahoe, NY) specializes in machining polygons on customers' parts, or manufacturing complete parts. The company offers three-lobe polygons that are self-centering, and four-lobe polygons that slide under torque loads.

Tapeswitch Corp.  (Farmingdale, NY) offers ribbon switches and specialty switch products such as linear switches, flex-actuated switches, touch pads and sensing cells, foot and hand switches, and large-area switches.

Yaskawa Electric America  (Waukegan, IL) offers "mechatronics" products encompassing electronics, mechanics, and controls. They serve the packaging, semiconductor, material handling, plastics and rubber, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, and many more industries.