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New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously
New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” This new parameter goes beyond IC and DOI to enable measure of non-glossy surfaces such as textured surfaces, matte paint, and matte...  Continue Reading...
Achieving Standardized Measurements With BeamWatch AM The BeamWatch AM is Ophir-Spiricon’s beam monitoring system designed specifically for use in the additive manufacturing industry to provide non-interfering real-time beam measurement at the location of the working plane.   Continue Reading...
Laser Beam Diagnostics In GHz Applications
Laser Beam Diagnostics In GHz Applications It usually is insufficient to rely on one standard measurement technology when working with applications in exotic optical wavelengths and unusually low average powers. This white paper goes through an example of calculating many laser beam diagnostics within high GHz applications.  Continue Reading...
What To Expect In A Laser Profiling Demonstration
What To Expect In A Laser Profiling Demonstration When asking someone for a laser beam profiling demonstration, it is important to understand what you are asking for and what you should expect. This white paper covers the steps needed to take to set up a demonstration, and what is expected of each party.  Continue Reading...
Working In The Basement: Measuring Signals Below The Noise Floor With A Lock-In Amplifier
Working In The Basement: Measuring Signals Below The Noise Floor With A Lock-In Amplifier This article presents the advantages of using lock-in amplifiers for measuring signals below the noise floor, how they work, and available devices from Ophir.  Continue Reading...
Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing
Sensor Fusion Enables Comprehensive Analysis Of Laser Processing In Additive Manufacturing This white paper discusses sensor fusion, a process that merges data from numerous sensors to create a more complete understanding of the laser-enabled process.  Continue Reading...
Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101
Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101 Traditionally, laser operators only verify a laser’s average power or energy to improve efficiency and, if everything is in order, put their laser back into service. This article discusses steps required to identify and use a camera profiling system (arrayed camera, attenuator, and beam dump) for laser management.  Continue Reading...
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TEST AND MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS

HD Dual-Sensor Thermal Camera For Drones: FLIR Duo™ Pro R HD Dual-Sensor Thermal Camera For Drones: FLIR Duo™ Pro R

FLIR offers the Duo™ Pro R high-resolution thermal and visible light imager specifically designed for commercial, industrial, and public safety applications. This HD camera features a dual-sensor with high-definition 4K color and thermal video recording in a single package. With a full suite of on-board sensors, the fully integrated camera provides a source for all vital data needed to create accurate maps and 3D models from an airborne platform.

3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2 3D Optical Surface Profilers: Nexview NX2

Zygo Corporation introduces the next generation of optical profiling instruments designed to precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility. The Nexview NX2 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

3D Optical Surface Profilers: NewView™ 9000 3D Optical Surface Profilers: NewView™ 9000

Zygo Corporation introduces the next generation of optical profiling instruments designed to precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility. The NewView 9000 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

Portable Laser Power/Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions: Ophir® Centauri Portable Laser Power/Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions: Ophir® Centauri

The Ophir® Centauri is a compact, portable laser power and energy meter designed to make precise measurements of laser performance over time. This meter features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch screen for the review of visual data using a wide range of graphical display formats. The Centauri also offers advanced math functions, including density, scale factory, and normalize against baseline.

Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance

The new Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer is a laser beam monitoring system designed to measure the focus spot and power of high power lasers in real time. Capable of measurement of focal sizes down to 35 µm and laser power from less than 1 to 400 Watts for wavelengths from 266 – 1100 nm, these analyzers are ideal for laser applications with shorter working distances.

FLEXPOINT Machine Vision Lasers: MV Series FLEXPOINT Machine Vision Lasers: MV Series

LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications -- a range of line lasers with a homogeneous power distribution generally used in metrology, as well as high power lasers and special housing units. 

Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM Laser Measurement System For Laser-Based Additive Manufacturing: BeamWatch® AM

The BeamWatch® AM from Ophir® is an integrated laser measurement system created for measuring critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing systems. Simultaneous, real-time measurements are performed at video rates and are available for multiple profiles along the beam caustic in the camera field-of-view (FOV). These measurements include waist (focus spot) width and location, focal shift, centroid, M2 or K, divergence, beam parameter product, Rayleigh length, absolute power, and tilt angle measurements.

Thermal Imaging Measuring System For Electronics Testing: FLIR ETS320 Thermal Imaging Measuring System For Electronics Testing: FLIR ETS320

FLIR offers the new ETS320 affordable, non-contact thermal measurement system designed to collect accurate, reliable data in seconds and analyze it quickly for electronics testing and scientific research. The system pairs a high-sensitivity infrared camera with an integrated stand for hands-free measurements of printed circuit boards and other small electronics.

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TEST AND MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT VIDEOS

  • What Wavelength Range Should You Use?
    What Wavelength Range Should You Use?

    At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.

  • Product Video: Surface Metrology In Adverse Environments
    Product Video: Surface Metrology In Adverse Environments

    This year at Photonics West, Erin McDonnel and Eric Felkel with Zygo gave us a glimpse into how their interferometers can be used to perform accurate surface metrology in adverse environments (like a trade show floor).

  • Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams
    Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams

    Eric Craven with Ophir Photonics provided us with a tutorial at DCS 2016 on how to co-align visible, near-infrared, and infrared laser beams through the use of a pyroelectric camera array coupled with beam profiling software.

  • An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging
    An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.

  • Measurements Across A Wide Spatial Frequency Domain
    Measurements Across A Wide Spatial Frequency Domain

    At Zygo' booth this year, Tyler Steele introduced us to the Verifire™ series of interferometers for the measurement of plano, spherical and aspherical surfaces and material characteristics. He then turned it over to Eric Felkel who showed us the Nomad™, a portable optical profiler for measuring topography and roughness on optical surfaces.

  • Why Do I Need To Measure My Laser Beam?
    Why Do I Need To Measure My Laser Beam?

    Dan Ford walked us through some of what was on display for laser beam profiling and analysis applications before sharing information on Ophir’s high-power laser application initiative over the last year.

  • Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments
    Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments

    In this video, one of Zygo’s applications engineers provides a demonstration of the ZeGageTM 3D optical surface profiler as it measures the roughness of the surface of a sealing valve used in the automotive industry. That might sounds fairly unremarkable, but check out how the system does on a rickety plastic table in a machine shop full of noise and vibration.

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