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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...

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 •  October 2

02 Oct 2017 Netherlands-based Innovation Industries makes €4 million equity investment. Luxexcel, the Netherlands-based developer of 3D-printed optics, says it has attracted new venture capital investment of €4 million that will enable it to advance its technology for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) applications. The Eindhoven firm, which...

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 •  September 28

Nowadays microsensors are already used in many different applications, such as the detection of poisonous gases. They are also integrated into miniaturised transmitter/receiver systems, such as the ubiquitous RFID chips. However, as the sensors often contain precious metals that are harmful to both the environment and human health, they are not...