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.
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!
On Wednesday, July 22 2015, Representative Louise Slaughter's office announced that Rochester, NY won a very arduous battle to be named the headquarter for the new Integrated Photonics Institute In Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). New York Photonics published a comprehensive article (with links to other relevant articles about the project):
New York Photonics blog posted a great article on the events in Rochester surrounding the International Year of Light celebration- here's a brief overview and link to the full article written by Tom Battley.
Lumetrics was awarded a patent for an apparatus that measures the optical performance characteristics and dimensions of an optical element using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor and a low coherence interferometer. This is a major improvement on current manufacturing inspection methods, especially for the contact lens and intraocular lens industries. Read More
Human flesh is opaque. As any good dictionary will tell you, that means it has the quality of "not transmitting light; being impenetrable to sight." Well, forget that: scientists now can use light to see inside objects that were traditionally off-limits to the human eye—including our bodies.
The international year of light is a global initiative to increase awareness and education on the many ways light effects our world. Rochester, being a huge player in the world of optics, has a great website if you want to get involved in activities surrounding the international year of light. Check out the site:
A new contact lens is being developed by Dr. Eric Tremblay (a designer) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology that may help people see that suffer from age-related macular degeneration. The contact lens features an inbuilt telescope. Read more here
There are many types of thickness measurement- one of those being ultrasonic thickness measurement. Ultrasonic thickness measurement has many benefits, but falls short in a few critical areas where optical thickness measurement excels. Here are the details: