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Moves & Expansions

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2012
Edmund Optics of Barrington, N.J., plans to consolidate its Pennsburg, Pa., facility into its corporate headquarters and to invest in additional coating and metrology equipment for its recently expanded plants in Akita, Japan, and Singapore.


Edmund Optics’ new manufacturing facility in Singapore.


Newport Corp. of Irvine, Calif., has acquired the products and technology of Tempe, Ariz.-based Vistek Inc. The new vibration-isolation products will be offered as part of Newport’s VIBe line and will include mechanical isolation bearings, benchtop platforms and stand-alone workstations.

Rochester, N.Y.-based Germanow-Simon Corp., the parent company of G-S Plastic Optics, has completed a $3.2 million upgrade to its St. Paul Street facility, including doubling the manufacturing space for injection molding and quality-assurance operations.

DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH, a Berlin-based provider of ultrahigh-brightness direct diode lasers for materials processing, has appointed ULO Optics Inc. of Los Gatos, Calif., as its representative for the US and Canada.

Under a new five-year licensing deal, NHG (Hubei, New HuaGuang Information Materials Co. Ltd.) will make and distribute LightPath Technologies Inc.’s Gradium glass lenses in Asia. The lenses are suitable for high-power industrial laser systems. Orlando, Fla.-based LightPath also plans to develop a low-cost technique for manufacturing IR optics.

Collaborations

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Inrad Optics Inc. of Northvale, N.J., have teamed up to evaluate the viability and commercialization of IBC’s Beralcast alloys as a cost-effective alternative substrate material for custom precision optical systems components.


GLOSSARY
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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