The Lumenarium: The official blog of Lumetrics, Inc.

Medical Design Briefs Features Lumetrics Article: Non-Contact, Light-based Measurements for Medical Balloons and Catheters

Posted December 11, 2014 by Kristin

One of the most prevalent measurement devices in a medical balloon or catheter manufacturing facility is the micrometer gauge. It is simple and inexpensive. But, this measurement technique is subject to a high degree of operator variability. Another limitation is that it measures total thickness only, and not the actual individual wall thickness. Furthermore, a micrometer compresses the measured part, and must, by design, come into contact with the material. The micrometer does not provide engineers with the precise and detailed information they need to develop and improve production processes. What other issues are there? Read More

filed under: catheter inspection, Engineering, medical balloons, medical design, medical device inspection, Non contact thickness measurement

Glass Thickness Measurement Using White Light Interferometry: Lumetrics® Vice President Steve Heveron-Smith Explains Why Glass Thickness Measurement is Crucial to a Successful Operation

Posted May 13, 2014 by Kristin

Lumetrics was featured in a Glass International publication about how glass thickness measurement is a critical parameter in a successful operation. Vice President Steve Heveron-Smith described how an all fiber-based interferometer, like Lumetrics' OptiGauge™ can work in different glass applications.


Common methods for measuring glass include laser triangulation, spectrometers, digital micrometers, and manual touch gauges of various types. Manual touch gauges have all the issues inherent to manual measurements including variability based on user, longer time to measure, data integrity, and operator error. Automated gauges like spectrometers, and laser triangulation gauges remove the data integrity and time to measure issues, but often result in issues with set-up and usability.


Lumetrics® has developed an all-fiber based interferometer called the OptiGauge™. Traditional white light interferometers use a mechanical rotating flywheel with mirrors to provide the core function of creating interference fringes- what the system measures. The rotating flywheel is used in conjunction with free space optics, which channel a light beam through a series of mirrors and prisms and then out through an optical fiber to the probe and measured surface. These mirrors can be subject to alignment and use issues over time.


Read the full article here.

filed under: Engineering, glass thickness measurement, Non contact thickness measurement, optical interferometry, Thickness Measurement

Lumetrics®, Inc. Presents Research On Spherical Aberration Standards to Optics Community

Posted February 18, 2014 by Kristin

David Compertore, scientist at Rochester-based Lumetrics Inc, presents latest findings on spherical aberration standards to the optics community at the 2013 OptiFab conference.

filed under: Engineering, Lumetrics, Opthalmics, optical interferometry, Optical Interferometry, Optics & Photonics News, Photonics, spherical aberration standards, Thickness Measurement

Lumetrics®, Inc. Research selected for presentation at 2013 OptiFab Conference

Posted December 05, 2013 by Kristin

Rochester, NY‐ November 4, 2013‐ The leading manufacturer of non‐contact measurement
solutions, Lumetrics®, Inc. was selected to present at the
prominent 2013 OptiFab conference and exhibition. Michael Marcus, Lumetrics Principal Scientist and former
Kodak inventor, presented his work on using non‐contact
thickness and distance measurements for quick and precise
measurements of refractive indices of polymers and glass
in air and liquid.  Read More

filed under: contact lens inspection, contact lenses, Dimensional Measurement, Engineering, intraocular lenses, medical device inspection, Opthalmics, optical interferometry, Optical Measurement, optifab 2013, quality control, refractive index, refractive index measurement, Thickness Measurement

MD&M West 2014

Posted December 05, 2013 by Kristin

Lumetrics, Inc. will be exhibiting at the MD&M West 2014 trade show and exhibition on February 11th-13th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  Their booth (#2043) is located in the quality section of the show.

filed under: Canon Trade Shows, Engineering, laser beam profiling, Lumetrics, Lumetrics Inc., MD&M West 2014, medical device inspection, medical device measurement, Non-Contact Measurement, Non contact thickness measurement, Opthalmics, optical interferometry, QA/QC, Thickness Measurement, wavefront, WaveFront Sciences

Lumetrics Acquisition: Assets to improve quality control for lenses; to open market for new scientific apps.

Posted July 11, 2012 by Kristin

Rochester, New York, July 10, 2012 – Lumetrics Inc. announced today that it is acquiring key assets of the former WaveFront Sciences Company from Abbott.  This business transaction will allow Lumetrics to expand its repertoire of services and grow its business substantially.

filed under: Engineering, Lumetrics, medical device inspection, Non-Contact Measurement, Opthalmic, Optical Interferometry, Optical Measurement, Optics, quality control, Rochester New York, Thickness Measurement, Wavefront Measurement Articles, WaveFront Sciences

Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011

Posted April 06, 2011 by Kristin

Each year, the team members of Lumetrics, Inc. participate in the Medical Design and Manufacturing East trade show and conference.  This year's MD&M East event will be held on June 6th-9th 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

filed under: Canon Trade Shows, Catheter Measurement, Engineering, FDA Compliance, Fundus Camera- RetPen™, Lumetrics, Lumetrics Inc., LumetriScan™, MD&M East 2011, Medical Balloon Measurement, Medical Design and Manufacturing East 2011, medical device inspection, NIST Traceable, Non-Contact Inspection, Opthalmic Device Innovation, Opthalmics, Optical Inspection, optical interferometry, Optics & Photonics News, OptiGauge, QA/QC, RetPen™, Return On Investment, ROI, Thickness Measurement, UBM Canon

Concept of Miniature Fundus Camera Receives NIH Attention

Posted December 29, 2010 by Kristin

Obtaining clear photographic images of the retina is crucial in diagnosing and treating many vision threatening diseases. However, equipment used to obtain retinal images is large and primarily relegated to doctors’ offices. Rochester-based Lumetrics, Inc. plans to change this paradigm with help from collaborators at FEI, Eyeon Therapeutics and ASE Optics Inc. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is backing the effort.

filed under: Engineering, Flaum Eye Institute, Fundus Camera, Lumetrics, Medical Device, medical device inspection, NIH, Optics & Photonics News, University of Rochester

Medical Design & Manufacturing West 2011 is Rapidly Approaching!

Posted November 17, 2010 by Kristin

One of the most renown trade shows in the medical device industry - Medical Design and Manufacturing West- is rapidly approaching.  We're very excited here at Lumetrics as this is one of our biggest events that we participate in.  This year, we'll be doing a few different things to highlight some of the ground-breaking technology we've been working so fervently on.

filed under: Engineering, Fundus Camera, Lumetrics, Lumetrics Inc., MD&M West 2011, medical device inspection, optical interferometry, Optics & Photonics News, Photonics, RoLLS, Thickness Measurement

Breaking News: Lumetrics to Showcase Phase I Development of its Fundus Camera at Upcoming Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics Tradeshow

Posted October 14, 2010 by Kristin

ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 14, 2010 — Lumetrics, a leading manufacturer of world-class precision thickness measurement technology, will showcase its continued development of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded Fundus Camera at the Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics 2010 tradeshow at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on October 24 to 28.

filed under: 13WHAM, Democrat & Chronicle, Engineering, Frontiers in Optics, Fundus Camera, Inc., Lumetrics, optical interferometry, Optical Interferometry, Optical Society of America, Optics & Photonics News, OptiGauge, Photonics, Rochester NY, Thickness Measurement, WHEC-TV, WROC TV 8, WUHF Fox, YNN Rochester

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