Tag: Custom precision optical components
COP27: More Innovations & Next-Generation Tech on The Horizon
One year on from COP26, and, once again, there have been significant sea changes that have sent waves throughout the world. Long gone are the crippling concerns associated with COVID-19 and social distancing, excluding the current ‘zero-COVID’ policy that is currently underway in China, of course. Now, we’re faced with a cost-of-living crisis, rising energy bills and the Russia-Ukraine war, which, inevitably, made an impact on COP26’s pledges
Knight Optical Improves Acrylic Dome Offering with Additional Capabilities
Knight Optical, the leading global supplier of on-spec, metrology-tested optical components, has added more dimensions and a flange option to its range of Acrylic Domes.
How is the Construction Industry Closing the Skills Gap and Meeting Housing Demand?
With a global housing crisis on our hands – particularly an undersupply in England, where we’re also suffering from a skills shortage in the construction industry – there’s high demand for new-build properties that are built swiftly, to high quality and at a lower cost.
How 3D Printing Is Changing the World
It wasn’t too long ago that 3D printing was perceived as a thing of the far-off future. Just take yourself back to 2001 when “the future of palaeontology” was presented to movie-goers when a 3D-printed sculpted the resonating chamber of a Velociraptor in the blockbuster flick Jurassic Park III. As space-age as it was then, off screen in real life, 3D printing has come on leaps and bounds in a short space of time.
What Are Fresnel Lenses Used For?
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.
Paving the Way for Industry 5.0 and Cobots
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.
Subsea Technologies: Optical Components in Deep Waters
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).
In the Spotlight: Graticules, Gratings & Resolution Charts
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,
Knight Optical Heads Back to School to Celebrate Professor’s Honourable Career in Optics
Last month, Knight Optical, the global supplier of metrology-tested, premium-quality optical components, sponsored a University of Kent celebratory event that applauded Professor Adrian Podoleanu’s honourable career in the invigorating scientific field of optics.