The Lumenarium: The official blog of Lumetrics, Inc.

ClearWave Plus: A brand new contact lens measurement solution

Posted April 20, 2016 by Kristin
The ClearWave™ Plus uses a modified ClearWave in combination with the industry standard OptiGauge®

filed under: center thickness, contact lens, contact lens measurement system, Dimensional Measurement, Non contact thickness measurement, Opthalmic, sagittal height, Wavefront Measurement Articles

Custom Precision Probe with Built-In Reference

Posted March 29, 2016 by Kristin

The successful implementation of non-contact thickness measurement and precision measurement solutions for our customers is heavily dependant on our team of hard-working and talented Engineers.  The following application summary is from one of our Opto-Mechanical engineers after working with a customer to design a custom solution for their critical measurement challenges.

filed under: custom metrology solutions, Lumetrics Inc., manufacturing, Non contact thickness measurement, Optical Interferometry, Optical Measurement, precision measurement, thickness measurement applications

Successful applications: Custom automated test system

Posted March 15, 2016 by Kristin

A customer needed a custom automated test system to reduce the inspection time during the setup of their production mold tools. At the time they were using a semi-automated system that would take 10-15 minutes to measure all 10 cavities of the mold tool. Lumetrics was asked to reduce the measurement time to 10 seconds or less with the use of our OptiGauge technology as well as add some addition measurement and functional capabilities.

filed under: Lumetrics, Non contact thickness measurement, Opthalmics, OptiGauge, Thickness Measurement

Lumetrics, Inc. releases new product, the OptiGauge® LT

Posted March 10, 2016 by Kristin
The OptiGauge® LT is the newest non-contact thickess measurement system from Lumetrics, Inc.

filed under: Lumetrics, Lumetrics Inc., New Products, non-contact, Non contact thickness measurement, OptiGauge, OptiGauge LT, Thickness Measurement

Women in Optics: Mary Banning Friedlander developed multi-layer low reflecting coatings

Posted March 03, 2016 by Kristin

Rochester, New York is not just the “birthplace” of the thriving optics industry as we know it today, it’s also where the inclusion of women in STEM fields got its start. In 1941, Mary Banning Friedlander (FKA Mary Margaret Banning), a Physics Ph. D. from Johns-Hopkins University began her short but wildly successful career in optics and went on to develop multi-layer low reflecting coatings.

filed under: institute of optics, mary banning friedlander, measure thin films, multi layer coatings, multi layer films, multi layer low reflecting coatings, multi layer thickness measurement, optical coatings, Rochester NY, University of Rochester

Online Tubing Thickness Measurement

Posted February 15, 2016 by Kristin

Lumetrics is the leader in online tubing thickness measurement systems for the ophthalmic, glass, and medical device market.  Our engineering team has developed a new fixture that eliminates the problems of line sensitivity that give all online systems trouble.  The new fixturing provides for easy loading and accommodates line changeovers to different size tubing. Water is the enemy of all hydrophilic tubing production, and the OptiGauge provides the crucial inner diameter, outter diameter, and wall thickness readings that customers require.

filed under: Catheter Measurement, medical device inspection, Non-Contact Measurement, Non contact thickness measurement, OptiGauge, OptiGauge II, Thickness Measurement, tubing measurement

Upcoming Event: Photonics West 2016

Posted January 18, 2016 by Kristin

Lumetrics will be exhibiting at Photonics West this February in Booth #3018!  Please stop by and say hello- we have lots of new measurement solutions for your manufacturing process.

filed under: Non contact thickness measurement, optical thickness measurement, Optics, OptiGauge, photonics west 2016, SPIE, Thickness Measurement

Measuring Windshields with Heads up Displays

Posted December 30, 2015 by Kristin
Lumetrics handheld probe holder with 50mm Probe

filed under: glass thickness measurement, heads up display, Lumetrics, multi layer measuremet, Non contact thickness measurement, OptiGauge, Thickness Measurement, windshield glass measurement

Measurement of Bioresorbable Stents

Posted December 15, 2015 by Kristin

Metal stents have been available since 1988.  Through the 1990’s, stents went through numerous iterations, incorporating different metals and coatings.  As the medical products industry moved through the 2000’s, the use of bioresorbable stents became the newest innovation.  And, it is a tremendous innovation.

filed under: innovation, Lumetrics, medical device inspection, non-contact, Non contact thickness measurement, non-destructive, Optical Interferometry, OptiGauge, Thickness Measurement

New OptiGauge product introduced: OptiGauge II

Posted July 27, 2015 by Kristin

The OptiGauge II is an ideal non-contact thickness measurement system for companies looking to move away from traditional contact measurement systems. It is non-destructive and objective, leaving no margin for operator error. It offers customers extraordinary flexibility in a measurement system. This user-friendly system delivers reliability and sub-micron accuracy so vital to today’s most advanced industries. OptiGauge II can be particularly useful in in Quality, R&D labs, and production floors because it can improve yields, reduce costs, increase quality, and meet compliance requirements.  View the press release on our new product announcement!

filed under: Lumetrics, medical device inspection, New Products, Non contact thickness measurement, Optical Interferometry, OptiGauge, OptiGauge II