As we step into the autumn months, statistical data is now revealing the thriving sectors within the market during the first half of 2023. Significantly, the aerospace & defence industry (A&D) has experienced immense prosperity, specifically within the field of aircraft. According to ADS – the trade association representing A&D, security, and space organisations – there has been an extraordinary 129% influx in international aircraft orders in H1 2023 compared to figures from 2022 . In this article, we probe further and uncover the trends and progressions revolutionising how A&D utilise aircraft.read more news
Lasting achievement in subsea R&D hinges on adopting constantly changing hi-tech improvements. Staying ahead of the game becomes paramount as we dive deeper into our waters, and by fuelling research and development (R&D) with the best discoveries, we can guarantee persistent growth. Here, we explore the utmost importance of keeping abreast of progressions that are propelling us towards thriving prospects.read more news
In light of the latest event involving OceanGate’s Titan, oceanic investigation has attracted public interest worldwide. The incident has underscored the vital need for employing appropriate materials in the construction of undersea crafts to verify safety during seabed research. Here, we examine the branch of underwater archaeology and highlight the value of optics in surveying, conserving, and studying historical relics.read more news
In the fast-paced environment of thriving R&D divisions stands a common denominator: the relentless pursuit of excellence. Amidst the hustle and bustle, a simple yet frequently overlooked, quality-driven factor holds the power to make or break a venture’s success. The weight of picking top-tier optics cannot be overstated, notably for the breakthroughs of tomorrow and in the dynamic spheres of the armed forces and aeronautics. Having accumulated more than three decades of familiarity in these domains, Knight Optical is in a prime position to provide insightful perspectives on why opting for premium is pivotal.read more news
For subsea veterans, achieving the ideal mix of convention and modernisation in the sphere of R&D is indeed an art. Pre-2000, sophisticated sonar systems, telecommunications as well as submersible cameras and craft set a formidable benchmark. Nonetheless, the marketplace has taken noteworthy strides and continues to evolve. At Knight Optical, we are a recognised brand within the forward-thinking community. Here, we discover the art of counterbalancing time-honoured customs with progressive strategies and the advantages of staying abreast of cutting-edge growth.read more news
At Knight Optical, we’ve got our fingers on the pulse of the robotics and automation industry, and we can’t contain our excitement about the jaw-dropping innovations coming out of the sector, especially in the aftermath of the coronavirus. Brace yourself as we dive into the top 10 incredible advancements that arose after 2020 and are radically changing the way we live, work and play.read more news
Selecting the perfect optical component partner for your research and development (R&D) laboratory’s specifications demands thoughtful evaluation of various critical factors. As a provider of high-quality, metrology-tested optics, the team here at Knight Optical recognise the significance of pinpointing a supplier that can meet your specific requirements. Below, we delve into the seven key pillars that comprise the basis of a reputable company, which are worth your careful consideration.read more news
Robotics and automation have greatly enhanced the development of oil and gas by improving maintenance and repair, production efficiency, and safety monitoring. These systems are often equipped with advanced components such as sensors and cameras, with optical components being particularly crucial to their performance. Here, Knight Optical, a leading provider of high-precision optical components, explores the application of robotics and autonomous technology in the oil and gas industry.read more news
As we reflect on history, we can observe numerous systems with resemblances to robots. In fact, some concepts of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are speculated to date back to ancient times. The resourceful Ancient Greeks, for instance, created sophisticated automated puppet theatres1, while the Ancient Egyptians devised ingenious mechanical operating systems embodied in figurines2. Fast-forwarding to the present era, significant progress has been made since the days of Ancient Greece and Egypt. Nevertheless, it is evident that the fundamental mechanics of some contemporary systems bear similarities to those of antiquity.read more news
Scientific Optical components play a crucial role in medical research and diagnosis in universities worldwide. In laboratories, they’re used to examine biological specimens, create images, and perform other important tasks. From microscopes to spectrophotometers, optics are essential in advancing medical knowledge and treatment. As a trusted global supplier of high-quality optical components for dominant medical universities, here Knight Optical provides insight into some of the optics that are found in these labs and the applications they’re being used for.read more news
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Knight Optical has been operating for over 30 years, with our managing director Colin Overton at the helm. Over this time, we have become a global leader in the production and distribution of scientific optical components and bringing quality into focus for all of our products and services that we provide.
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