The beauty industry is a multi-billion-pound business. According to research from Global Data, more consumers will be willing to invest even more money in the health and beauty sector in the future, making the market the fastest growing industry in the UK by 20221. Where there’s growth, technology usually follows closely behind, and the beauty industry is no exception. In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – explores the ground-breaking technologies that are set to change the face of the beauty industry as we know it.Read more
While COVID-related repercussions have impacted the world over the past year and a half, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – has demonstrated its business resilience by swiftly adapting to disruptions and maintaining business-as-usual status amidst a worldwide pandemic.Read more
In this blog, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of stock and custom-made premium-quality optical components – investigates some popular uses for its Infrared (IR) Windows and talks through these highly-specified optics’ key features.Read more
The adoption of facial recognition technology in today’s tech-savvy world is rife, and, unlike many perceived a few decades ago, it’s not just high-tech, futuristic devices that sport the tech. Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components – explores the rising use of facial recognition.Read more
Water – the single most precious resource for all. Without it, there simply wouldn’t be life. Whether it’s potable or non-potable, every drop of water makes a difference, and each continent faces water scarcity in some shape or form. How optics are used.Read more
The term ‘payload’ is theoretically defined as a vehicle’s revenue-producing cargo; however, in terms of aerospace, the name denotes the elements of a spacecraft that have been deployed to generate mission data and transmit it back to earth. Rockets, for example, have been known to carry a series of particular payloads over time.Read more
Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of custom-made and stock premium-quality optical components – uncovers all you need to know about Planoconvex Lenses. What are Planoconvex Lenses?
As the name suggests, Planoconvex Lenses have one plane and one convex surface. With a positive focal length, their formation means they are ideally suited to applications that require focused, collected or collimated light.
There’s so much that we can learn from the natural world that surrounds us, and unbeknownst to some, there are elements within our lives that imitate organic movements and strategies. Here, Knight Optical – the leading supplier of metrology-tested, on-spec optical components –looks at some of the latest developments in biomimicry.Read more
As a leading supplier of custom-made and stock optical solutions, Knight Optical drives the industry with premium-quality optics for the increasingly popular field of UVC sterilisation and disinfection.
UVC light has been used for germicidal irradiation purposes for over a century, especially in medical facilities and laboratories. UVC light is considered to be between 100-280nm, but it is the waveband from 200 to 280nm that has been shown to be the most effective against pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.
It’s no secret that there’s a current skills shortage within Britain and beyond. No industry has witnessed such a deficit of a next-generation workforce than the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) sector.Read more