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06 December 2021

Manufacturing firms must help inspire young engineers as production plants embrace digital technologies, Matthew Dale finds

The future of LEDS lies some way beyond the humble LED bulb. (Image: LariBat/shutterstock.com)


06 December 2021

As nations turn to LED lighting to save energy and cut emissions, industry players are still chasing efficiencies and searching for the elusive, right light, reports Rebecca Pool

19 October 2021

Keely Portway looks at the latest advances in diamond turning, including new properties and functions for optics

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15 October 2021

Joerg Volpp and Adrien da Silva, at the Luleå University of Technology, investigate beam shaping possibilities for high-power processing, co-authored by Alexander Laskin, from Adloptica


FormFactor's fast photonic wafer probers enable rapid tests through faster photonic alignment than previously possible. (Credit: FormFactor Inc)

07 September 2021

Integration, automation, collaboration, customisation and designing for testing and manufacturability will help component and system makers lower costs and increase production, finds Andy Extance

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07 September 2021

Several different light-based treatments that have relied on lasers are now finding uses for LEDs, finds Andy Extance

04 August 2021

Keely Portway considers the latest miniature spectrometers for consumer and healthcare devices

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04 August 2021

Greg Blackman asks experts how fibre lasers developed between 2010 to 2020, as well as what advancements the future may hold for the technology

04 August 2021

More than ever, optics are critical to testing the cosmetic industry’s never-ending supply of promises, reports Rebecca Pool

18 June 2021

Advances in optical metrology equipment are helping the semiconductor industry increase productivity and reduce downtime, finds Keely Portway


18 June 2021

Andy Extance finds the pains and gains of laser light’s different behaviour in water for oceanographers using lidar

25 May 2021

Keely Portway looks at some of the new imaging techniques advancing biological investigation