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The Promise of Hydrogen: Metrology of Fuel Cell Manufacturing

For fuel cells, surface properties impact their efficiency and must be kept within specified target parameters. Read about how Zygo manufacturing has made inspection more efficient through non-contact optical metrology

Jul 18, 2022

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Common Mistakes in Measuring Medical Optics and How to Avoid Them

With medical device optics, planning is key meaning planning that creates a strategy from the earliest design concept all the way through to final acceptance and testing. Read the blog to learn more

Jun 22, 2022

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When is Smooth Too Rough?

Understand surface roughness as it relates to a machined part, polished item, or manufactured part is crucial in determining how the part will perform, wear, appear, or function. Read the blog to find out more on evaluating components.

Mar 24, 2022

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How Optical Coatings Impact High-Powered UV Lasers

When thinking of a high powered laser, the image that comes to mind is likely to have some connection to a sci-fi “death ray.” Some planet, some ship, some foe is being instantly reduced to a sub-atomic pile of junk. The truth is there are extremely powerful lasers available in a variety of wavelengths, but they are not used for destructive purposes. Read more about ultra-violet lasers

Mar 10, 2022

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How is Metrology Used in Aerospace?

Metrology is changing the way the aerospace industry manufactures—by increasing production and cost-efficiency. Read more about it.

Mar 3, 2022

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Additive Manufacturing — New Frontiers for Production and Validation

Today, additive manufacturing (AM) is dramatically changing the way that manufacturers produce end-use parts and components. Not surprisingly, analysis of the accuracy and repeatable tolerance range of AM has become a critical issue. Read about Zygo's impact using coherence scanning interferometry (CSI) technology.

Jan 10, 2022

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How does QPSI Technology Perform Against Vibration?

Vibrations can present considerable challenges during phase-shifting laser interferometer measurements. Read about how ZYGO has worked to eliminate the negative effects of vibration

Dec 16, 2021

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How Metrology Can Improve Electric Vehicle Gears Processing

The growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market is inevitable. In gear manufacturing for EVs, it is critical to accurately, quickly and easily characterize precise surface features. Find out how precision metrology is playing a fundamental role. Read more.

Dec 3, 2021

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Let's Put the Pieces Together

When it comes to asphere production, is there one part of the process that is more important than the others? Find out which variables have an impact and how you can ensure maximized performance that is cost effective. Read the blog.

Nov 11, 2021

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Fission, Fusion, What’s the Confusion?

Science and manufacturing step up and look into using more sustainable resources, such as fusion power. Read about how researchers, such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), are using Zygo instruments to experiment with fusion power.

Oct 28, 2021

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Optic Fabrication: Do you make or do you buy?

It’s not enough for industrial manufacturers to simply deliver great products anymore. Every organization today is exploring a better approach to shorten their development cycle to remain ahead of competitors. How do you determine if you make or if you buy?

Oct 1, 2021

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Minimizing Risk When Coating Optics

What are some best practices to minimize risks when coating optics? A good place to begin your evaluation of the risk on performance is by vetting the coating supplier. Read more about some useful questions to ask.

Sep 10, 2021