October 23, 2017

Getting drones to market faster: Optical technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles

Getting drones to market faster: Optical technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), were first used in the Vietnam War as a safer, less costly alternative to manned military aircraft. Today, they’ve been widely adopted for military, consumer, and commercial uses.

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October 18, 2017

Looking ahead to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Looking ahead to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018

We’re already looking forward to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018 this winter. If you plan to attend one or both shows, stop by our booth to talk to our knowledgeable team about your projects.

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October 17, 2017

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Microscopes are an indispensable tool in the medical field for diagnostics, treatment, and surgery applications. Global Surgical Corporation's A-Series dental microscope, unveiled in 2015, raised the bar for the industry with superior ergonomics, maneuverability, and stability.

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October 13, 2017

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Early optical design innovations were driven by the military. The submarine periscope and gun reflector sight, for example, were perfected by Irish optical designer Sir Howard Grubb before World War I.

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October 12, 2017

Getting to the finish line faster: Optical technologies for self-driving cars

Getting to the finish line faster: Optical technologies for self-driving cars

The automotive industry is primed for historic disruption. Practically every car company is investing in autonomous vehicles, with Ford, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Tesla, and others racing to market in what seems a futuristic contest.

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