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Winters Blast Rigaku Presentation

Multi-layer Coating Technology    

Nick Grupido gave an enlightening presentation about Rigaku's multi-layer coating capabilities for X-ray optics at the January Mi-Light Members meeting. See what kinds of capabilities they offer by viewing the PDF.     

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Emerging Technologies: TRUMPF Showcases Lasers

Emerging Technologies: TRUMPF Showcases Lasers For Research And 3D Printing   

Laser amplifiers offer new approach to attosecond physics - picosecond lasers can machine highly reflective materials - compact, all-around 3D printers for metal parts - TRUMPF nominated for Prism Award.    

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Ophir Intros High Accuracy M2 Beam Propagation System

Ophir Intros High Accuracy M2Beam Propagation System for Continuous Applications  

The new M2 laser beam propagation system measures the quality of the beam to optimize performance. BeamSquared is a compact, portable device that provides automated measurements of the propagation characteristics of CW and pulsed lasers in under one minute.   

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Laser Mech's UltraSense

Laser Mech's UltraSense Brings Accurate Height Sensing to Non-metal Processing  

Capacitive height sensing for focus following is common in metal cutting systems, but has never been available for non-metal processing -- until now.    

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Mi-Light Members at Photonics West 2017

Mi-Light Members Participate at Photonics West 2017  

Mi-Light is proud to be a part of this event and very proud of our members who are participating. We hope you drop by to get to know these companies and how they are influencing the photonics industry.   

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Trumpf at MD&M West 2017

Trumpf At Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) 

Trumpf will highlight laser cutting, welding, and marking solutions, ideal for the intricate requirements of medical device manufacturing.  

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Trumpf's New Technology & Laser Center

Trumpf's Coating Technology & Laser Processing Center 

Trumpf opens a new technology and laser center in Santa Clara that focuses on coating technology and laser processing. It is in close proximity to key customers and partners in consumer electronics and e-mobility sectors. 

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The State Of The Photonics Industry

The State Of The Photonics Industry - Past, Present & Future 

Read the highlights from a presentation given by Tom Hausken,PhD, Senior Advisor, OSA at the Mi-Light Oct 2016 members meeting. Tom talked about the past 100 years, what is going on today, as well as what the future will look like for the photonics industry as a whole. 

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Northwestern Michigan College -- Cutting Edge Programs

Northwestern Cutting Edge Programs 

At the Mi-Light members meeting of Oct 8, Ed Bailey, Division Director, gave a presentation about the photonics-related programs at NMC. During his presentation, Ed talked about NMC's broad-based curriculum includes course work in photonics and robotics. He mentioned NMC students helped local police recover a drowning victim.  Find out how in the article. 

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