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05 Apr 16
FDA approves laser ablation treatment for heart arrhythmia

Commercialization of 'HeartLight' system being finalized after successful 350-patient trial.

30 Mar 16
Airbus benefits from 3D printed titanium parts

Component-maker Premium Aerotec installs laser AM systems from Concept Laser.

30 Mar 16
Inscopix prepares for new era in neuroscience

Mapping neuron activity in live animals is a key step for researchers, but now industry needs to play its part.

24 Mar 16
OFC 2016: Plethora of system launches reflects optimism

Based on the scale of exhibits and attendance, the optical communications sector is on the up.

23 Mar 16
OFC 2016: Silicon photonics launches for growing market

As the giant optical comms expo, OFC, wraps up in Anaheim, CA, optics.org reviews some of the new silicon photonics developments.

17 Mar 16
Laser projection takes its place in the spotlight

Technology advances, acquisitions, and bulk applications have made the sector a focus of activity, says Barco's Bill Beck.

16 Mar 16
Biocompatible polymer 3D-printed into lifesaving medical implants

Michigan and EOS partner to additively-manufacture trachea from polymer. Other implants now in development.

14 Mar 16
Optical payload blasts off with ExoMars mission

Suite of photonics-based equipment, including the first laser retroreflector to be placed on the red planet, begins journey to Mars.

09 Mar 16
PW16 conference asks will 3D printing 'rock our world'?

Multi-disciplinary panel session in San Francisco takes a snapshot of fast-moving additive manufacturing sector.

08 Mar 16
Autonomous vehicles get a push from lidar advances

Ford, Mercedes and Volvo are among the major car firms with vehicles featuring smarter, miniaturized optical sensors.

08 Mar 16
Smith & Nephew shows first 3D-printed titanium hip implant

REDAPT cup designed for use in “revision” cases, in which compromised bone makes implant fixation difficult.

08 Mar 16
Si-Ware ramps tiny FTIR module

MEMS-based spectrometer 'engine' that won a Prism Award back in 2014 is moving to volume production.

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