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22 Nov 22
German SMEs 3D-print metal parts ‘economically’

BMBF project “IDEA” yields two demo production lines – showing that smaller firms can deliver AM products.

18 Nov 22
UTA (Texas) project aims to improve laser steering on self-driving cars

US NSF funding Weidong Zhou's group investigating beam steering device based on VCSELs.

17 Nov 22
ams Osram presents latest optical technologies at electronica 2022

Including car lighting, robot guidance, UVC purification technologies, and smart watch to capture vital signs.

15 Nov 22
TriEye SEDAR combines depth sensing with SWIR imaging

CMOS-based platform brings imaging and ranging together for automotive and other applications.

15 Nov 22
Formnext 2022: Trumpf prints copper in large format with green laser

Large copper components can for the first time be processed on 3D printers with Truprint 5000.

07 Nov 22
German Navy’s first tests of high-energy laser weapon against drones

Frigate Sachsen successfully engaged UAVs at short ranges in Baltic near Putlos military training area.

03 Nov 22
Fraunhofer researchers develop digital-optical PCR test system that reports in 15 min

Simple device, measuring 15x15x20cm, includes heating structures and fluorescence camera as detector.

02 Nov 22
Novel microendoscope design improves bio-imaging

Probe with multiple focusing elements achieves better resolution with smaller diameters.

01 Nov 22
FBH team develops mini-diode pump lasers for ophthalmology

Narrow pump sources at 1154 and 1064 nm can be doubled into yellow-green for retinal treatments.

01 Nov 22
NASA Lunar Flashlight prepares to illuminate water ice

Four-laser reflectometer onboard orbiting small satellite will spot accumulated ice in shadows.

24 Oct 22
EuroBLECH 2022: Coherent launches 30kW laser cutting heads

Flat sheet cutting laser head series delivers ultrahigh-power into growing industry sector.

20 Oct 22
Dispelix, Colorchip, Maradin partner to develop MEMS-based laser scanning solutions for AR glasses

Aim is to integrate waveguide displays, PLC beam combiner, and MEMS projector.

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