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.
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:
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.
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Lumetrics, Inc. is pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics 2010 Trade-show. This annual event is taking place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY, USA, October 24-28. Lumetrics will be located in booth T204, so make sure you stop by to talk to us about some of the very exciting new things we are working on. Additionally, we will be performing custom sample measurements- so make sure you set up your appointment now.
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What is Optical Interferometry?
The principle of interferometry is the interaction of reflected light from materials with slightly different Indices of Refraction. The diagram attached explains it quite well. For more information on Lumetrics' technology.
Why is Optical Interferometry the best type of thickness measurement for some materials?
Optical Interferometry is a reliable form of thickness measurement. It is the best form of thickness measurement for otherwise hard to measure materials. Medical products can pose a challenge to many inspection systems. The medical products that are especially tricky to measure are those products composed of soft material or variable in shape and size.
In order to accurately measure for example, a medical balloon, you would need to know the wall thickness, concentricity, and ovality to gauge if the critical operation of the balloon is hindered by defects in the product. A medical balloon that is not properly inspected can pose a risk- a very costly risk when being used in humans. As far as industrial applications go, it's necessary to measure glass, food packaging, adhesives, and electronic components. Think of the vacuum-sealed Chicken you can get at Wegmans. Would you want to eat Chicken that had a defect in the packaging? Would it even be safe to eat? Our technology allows for the accurate real-time measurement of these products to ensure safety in the world around us. Our technology can also be integrated into the manufacturing process to cut costs. Another material that needs to be inspected (and can be inspected very well using our technology) is a contact lense. These can be measured to ensure the fit and comfort that the customer demands. Without this type of measurement, nobody would really know if these products were otherwise safe or fit for use. We've found that the principal of Optical Interferometry allows us to provide superior measurement solutions to our customers and any consumer that comes into contact with that product. What have you found to be a reliable form of thickness measurement for your product? What challenges do you meet when trying to inspect your product for safety and quality?