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Micreon Fits Camel Through Needle's Eye

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HANOVER, Germany, April 14, 2006 -- A German company that uses femtosecond lasers to make ultraprecise components demonstrated its technique last year by creating a pair of eyeglasses for a housefly. Micreon GmbH recently unveiled its latest creation to promote the technology: a tiny camel that can fit through the eye of a needle. The company will display the promotional item at the Hanover Fair, an industrial automation trade show taking place April 24-28 in Hanover. A camel made by Micreon using ultrashort-pulse lasers passes through the 2 mm high, 0.3 mm wide eye of a needle. The diameter of the logo on the camel's neck is...Read full article

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