Sensors Unlimited Inc. (SUI; www.sensorsinc.com) has introduced reportedly the world's smallest dual-wavelength, visible and near-infrared camera—the Visible-InGaAs SU320Mvis 1.7RT MiniCamera. Built around SUI's proprietary InGaAs focal plane arrays, the camera weighs less than 11 oz (300 gm) without the lens and features a 320 × 240 pixel array with a 40-micron pitch. It can simultaneously deliver a 12-bit digital RS-422 digital output and EIA-170 analog video output for display on commercial TV monitors. Intended applications include industrial machine vision, hyperspectral imaging, and laser beam profiling.
Researchers have been working on a number of alternative chemistries to lithium-ion for next-gen batteries, silicon-air among them. However, while the technology has been viewed as promising and cost-effective, to date researchers haven’t managed to develop a battery of this chemistry with a viable running time -- until now.
Norway-based additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium is building what it says is the first industrial-scale 3D printing plant in the world for making aerospace-grade metal components. The New York state plant will produce 400 metric tons each year of aerospace-grade, structural titanium parts.
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