Good times for Photonex

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The organisers of this year's Photonex exhibition, Xmark Media, report that there will be a larger exhibit this year featuring an increasingly diverse range of products and services that will ensure the event continues to attract visitors from around the world.

Photonex will be held on the 16 and 17 October at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK.

Event director Laurence Devereux said: 'We have sold 70 per cent of our available space in record quick time. There really are so many new products available in this expanding market, companies need to present them face to face to prospective end-users.'

A list of exhibitors and their offerings is available on the website (address below). This includes details of new exhibitors such as Acal BFi, a well-known distributor of optical components, galvanometers and lasers; Armstrong Optical, which offers solutions for non-contact measurement; Artemis Optical, which specialises in the field of high-precision optical thin film coatings; and Manx Precision Optics, a new manufacturer from the Isle of Man, UK.

Co-located with Photonex is Vacuum Expo, an event dedicated to vacuum technologies. There is significant technology overlap such as when photonics is applied for surface analysis or when fibre optics are used for securing access to the vacuum environment. Motion control and manipulation is also featured for the vacuum environment.