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 •  December 7

Fiber-optic cable powerhouses merger would create notional annual sales worth €11 billion.
Prysmian Group and General Cable have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Prysmian will acquire General Cable for $30.00 per share in cash, valuing General Cable at around $3 billion.The deal will include General Cable’s debt and some other...

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 •  December 6

GE investing €105m in new subsidiary to build 40,000m2 facility for 500 staff, to open by 2019. With the groundbreaking of a new site in Lichtenfels, Germany, GE Additive and Concept Laser have laid the foundation for a new facility. The 3D Campus will unite research and development along with production, service, and logistics. The new offices...

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 •  November 14

15 Nov 2017 German laser giant eyes additional €500 M revenue stream in 5-7 years' time. Trumpf has launched a new and larger laser additive manufacturing system for metal components at the Formnext trade show, and revealed its intention to become a major player in the emerging sector. The Ditzingen, Germany, firm’s “TruPrint 5000” system – built...

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 •  November 10

This SPIE Tutorial Text excerpt discusses the usefulness and versatlity of Fiber Bragg gratings. The development of optical fibers has revolutionized not only telecommunications but also the way monitoring and sensing is conducted, particularly in remote or harsh environments. In this context, the discovery of photosensitivity in optical fibers led...

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 •  November 9

09 Nov 2017 3-year contract includes 3D System's On Demand Manufacturing solutions to enable BMW to accelerate product development. 3D Systems this week announced the award of a new three-year contract with automaker BMW. The contract for the company's On Demand Manufacturing services includes production of 3D-printed parts that the vehicle maker...

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 •  November 7

07 Nov 2017 Latest AM innovations including deflectors and controllers to be launched at Formnext expo in Frankfurt, next week. Laser beam components developer Raylase will present its new range of laser deflection units that make laser additive manufacturing (AM) "significantly more productive" and make new applications possible. The units will...

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 •  October 20

An article in the SPIE journal Optical Engineering presents a two-step manufacturing process for polymer optical waveguides. The increasing amount of data used for communications applications, fabrication of optical networks, and bus systems is a challenging task for production engineering. In particular, applications such as automotive, aviation,...

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 •  October 17

Rigaku Innovative Technologies, a leading global supplier of multilayer optics and coatings, is attending the 2017 SPIE Optifab Exhibition in Rochester, New York ROCHESTER, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 17, 2017 Rigaku Innovative Technologies (RIT) a leading global supplier of multilayer optics and coatings for EUV lithography (EUVL), elemental and material...

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 •  October 10

09 Oct 2017 To enhance Skorpios’ heterogeneous integration process and manufacturing – for optical communications markets and more. Silicon photonics integrated circuit developer Skorpios Technologies, Albuquerque, NM, has acquired Novati Technologies, a semiconductor integration firm and fab, based in in Austin, TX. Terms of the deal, which closed...

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 •  October 9

09 Oct 2017 French companies merge operations, with a view to creating a major player in European photonics. Shareholders in the French laser company Quantel have approved a merger deal with Keopsys, bringing together several different business units to create what executives hope will become a major player in European photonics. According to a...