What Are Fresnel Lenses Used For?

25th Nov 2022 at 1:41 pm

You may know them best for their original use in lighthouses, where they’re famously recognised as “the invention that saved a million ships”. Or perhaps you initially think of their employment in traffic light design, where they’re used for the same inherent advantages. But, in recent years, Fresnel Lenses, and their unique characteristics, have been recognised and tapped into by a different sector – the virtual reality (VR) industry.

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Paving the Way for Industry 5.0 and Cobots

6th Nov 2022 at 11:10 am

Looking ahead to the next advancement, Industry 5.0, we’re set to see more joint operations than ever before, with robots, quite literally, working hand in hand with humans.

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Metaverse Companies: The World of the Virtually Limitless Possibilities

31st Oct 2022 at 9:21 am

There are big plans for the metaverse in the coming years, with many metaverse companies on the rise. It is set to revolutionise how we live, and there’s so much confidence in the technology that the leading social platform, Facebook, rebranded itself to ‘Meta’, affirming its dedication to the immersive virtual world.

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Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters

22nd Oct 2022 at 10:56 am

At Knight Optical, we work with a variety of subsea companies on everything from high-precision optical components for cameras and lights through to lasers, sensors and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs).

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Laser Variety: Different Types of Optical Lasers & Their Applications

16th Oct 2022 at 1:09 pm

night Optical – an international, leading supplier of high-precision, metrology-tested optical components – works with a diverse range of global laser manufacturers. Here, the optics specialist runs through several varieties of optical lasers, highlighting the applications you’ll be able to find them in and the optical components that are used in their operations.

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Swimming with the Substrates: Infrared (IR) Applications

6th Oct 2022 at 1:07 pm

Optical Components are manufactured from a wide range of substrates, and the very materials they’re fabricated from dictate their suitability for specific tasks. Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, custom-made optics – explores some of the most common substrates that are used for IR applications in its books and lists some of their typical uses

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Life On Autopilot: Where Is the Robotics and Automation Industry Headed?

29th Aug 2022 at 10:37 am

What are the latest trends dominating the robotics and automation world? Are robots still in demand? Where are these awe-inspiring automated technologies headed? And what optical components are used in robotics? Here, Knight Optical answers these questions and offers its view on the future of the forward-thinking sector.

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Knight Optical Launches Three Brand-New Laser Optic Product Lines

21st Aug 2022 at 2:31 pm

Knight Optical, the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optics, has revealed its latest product offering – a trio of components that are suitable for a wide range of laser varieties, particularly ultrafast laser systems.

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The Future of Machine Vision

10th Aug 2022 at 10:46 am

Currently, industry news is utterly humming with stimulating updates on machine vision developments from across the globe. As well as remarkable technological releases, thought-provoking conferences are also airing that are bringing the brightest minds together to unearth the technical details behind today’s innovations, enhance present standards and reveal the future of this unique area of technology.

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In the Spotlight: Graticules, Gratings & Resolution Charts

18th Jul 2022 at 10:59 am

Knight Optical offfers most Gratings, Graticules and Resolution Charts typically include patterns and are highly sought after for optical testing purposes. Dependent on the component in question (and, of course, its end application), these markings serve several roles, such as within testing devices or as weapon sights or range-finding purposes,

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