Industry Insights

  1. Balancing Cybersecurity And Usability In Medical Devices
    4/20/2017

    The “smart device” revolution is making healthcare more personalized, responsive and efficient. However, as devices become more complex and connected, protecting the integrity and privacy of all that data has never been more important.

  2. Testing High-Volume LED Luminaire Builds
    4/20/2017

    The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production. 

  3. Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting
    4/20/2017

    High quality 3D laser printed processes require a laser that delivers the correct amount of power that is distributed correctly and focused at the correct location. To ensure consistent and structurally sound parts and correct metallurgy, the right parameters should be directly measured before and after any critical part is made in direct laser sintering. This application note presents how Ophir Optics’ BeamCheck system is able to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing.

  4. FLIR Thermal Science Cameras Support Medical Research
    4/13/2017

    Tissue auto-fluorescence spectroscopy is utilized in biomedical research for differentiating between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source. However, the relationship between auto-fluorescence and temperature has not been well defined. In order to better understand this relationship, researchers are currently conducting experiments with the help of a FLIR thermal imaging camera.

  5. Thermal Imaging Cameras Monitor The Quality Of Vessel Constructions
    4/13/2017

    Shipbuilding requires advanced, non-destructive testing methods to ensure the quality of the ship's construction, and therefore the quality of the fleet. This article describes how thermal imaging is used for things like vessel construction, surface inspection, detection of undercoat corrosion, quality control, and more.

  6. Assessing Infrared Spectrum Hyperpixel Array Imagers For Measuring Temperature In Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing
    4/13/2017

    Accurate non-contact temperature measurement is important to many manufacturing processes such as additive and subtractive manufacturing. As an alternative to the challenging method of single wavelength thermography, hyperpixel array hyperspectral imaging can acquire images at multiple (generally three or more) optical wavelengths. This white paper discusses the use of infrared spectrum hyperpixel array imagers in additive and subtractive manufacturing temperature measurement, the issues that are involved, and the results of multiple analyses on the method.

  7. Sterilization Industry Trends And Opportunities
    3/31/2017

    The V.P. and General Manager of REVOX® Sterilization Solutions, Matt Conlon, talks about the growing trends in the medical device market through this Q&A.

  8. Selection Of The Right Pressure Sensor
    3/21/2017

    Selecting a pressure sensor for an application includes choosing not only the pressure range, but also the type of pressure measurement. Pressure sensors are designed to measure a certain pressure in comparison to a reference pressure, which can then be divided into absolute, gage, and differential devices. 

  9. Utilizing Silicon Photodiodes For Gamma Ray Detection
    3/21/2017

    First Sensor’s X100-7 is an expansion of their detector series for ionizing radiation. It is designed to target high volume gamma detection applications by combining low dark current and low capacitance silicon photodiodes with reliable and cost-efficient packaging. Awareness has been raised in regards to risks from nuclear radiation, creating an additional demand for commercial and personal radiation detection devices.

  10. PIN Photodiode Array With Guard Ring Application Note
    3/21/2017

    This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN photodiode array with a guard ring in a range of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.