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Tinting – from gut feeling to process control

A software-based approach to improve process control in a tinting lab Automation and digitalization are omnipresent. Their benefits on the shop floor in terms of costs, quality and throughput are...

Sustainable manufacturing for lens generating Filtration and waste management started as a means to save companies money by reusing resources through their process. As the world has turned to...

Pushing the frontier of automation

Robots and digitalization for stable processes Robotics is no rocket science anymore. Affordable and reliable modules reveal new views on automation. Experienced equipment-suppliers profit from the...

Prismatic corrections – a communication challenge between the industry and opticians

In my career of over 30 years as a lecturer in ophthalmic optics, I have been through all the stages from student to teacher to developer to expert authority – trusted with confidential knowledge...

And the winner is …

How market data in optics comes to life: When Mark and Ingeborg Mackenzie began to conduct studies on the global optical industry in 2003, Ferrari won the Formula 1 with Michael Schumacher. At that...

How eyewear goes green – within the realm of the possible

Today every company is talking about becoming sustainable. That is the future. But it is also a demand that many consumers – especially from Europe – and many governments are now making. However,...

Born out of necessity

How a company combated the Corona Virus - a personal report by Norm Kester For us in the United States, everyone of certain age remembers exactly where we were and what we were doing on September...

A driving simulator as a tool for benchmarking optical lenses

Conception of the Aalen Mobility Perception & Exploration Lab (AMPEL) The Aalen Mobility Perception & Exploration Lab (AMPEL) is part of the Competence Center "Vision Research" in the Innovation...
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Infrared protection for sun protection lenses

Any reduction of the light spectrum using filter lenses triggers a lot of discussion. Even with UV420 lenses, there are many arguments for and against in the market and some even ask the question...
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Historical grinding machine for spectacle lenses

Mineral glass is difficult to work, especially the rock crystal beryl initially used to make spectacle lenses, because of its hardness. So anyone who wanted to turn a piece of glass into a visually...

The Craftsmanship of Ophthalmic Coatings

Principal knowledge on procedures and best practise The objectives of this article are to provide general principal knowledge on ophthalmic coating manufacture procedures and best practises based on...
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Sustainability in ophthalmic optics

Sustainability in ophthalmology, what does that mean for our industry? Can we withdraw from the current debate about ecology and climate protection? Can we just ignore these topics? Undeniably, we...

Ready for innovation in the eyewear industry?

  Innovation is the heartbeat of society. Big ideas for existing problems combined with the right technology results in innovative products with the power to revolutionize industries. The first...

Artificial Intelligence and Society

  Self-driving cars, service robots and smart homes – all AI applications – will change how we live. This article discusses the following questions: Which existing technical innovations already use...

MAFO – The Conference 2019

MAFO – The Conference 2019 is the 20th conference dedicated to the professionals of the ophthalmic business which is organized by the publisher of MAFO – Ophthalmic Labs & Industry. We open the...

MAFO | Talks

Find below all videos of the new video series MAFO | Talks. Professional lectures follwowed by enlightening Q&A sessions for professionals of the ophthalmic optics industry,

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Mido 2022 meets expectations

The 50th edition of Mido ended on Monday amid enthusiasm and optimism. The appointment for all industry professionals is for next year, February 4-6, 2023, once again at Fiera Milano Rho. Plenty of innovations and a variety of experiences were offered to participants...

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Schneider reveals 9th innovation: an automated dome loader

Schneider revealed their newest innovation number 9, the Automated Dome Loader (ADL). With the new machine Schneider automates batch coating for the medium-sized and larger lab, a process that used to be strictly manual. It loads, unloads and flips the lenses if both...

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MIDO 2022: The world of eyewear is just around the corner

All set to go at Fiera Milano Rho – MIDO, the leading global eyewear show, returning April 30th to May 2nd. Packed with 650 exhibitors from 45 countries, the event, spread across 5 pavilions, will welcome buyers, opticians, designers and Italian and international...

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100% Optical makes welcome return with record visitors

After an enforced break of over two years, 100% Optical made a welcome return to the ExCeL London, with a record-breaking 9,680 attendees flocking to the UK’s biggest optical event. The first chance for colleagues and customers to reconnect after the pandemic, the...

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Shamir optical will become shareholder in Blink

Shamir Optical will become a shareholder in Blink, a company that has developed a first-of-its-kind, AI-based, human eye tracking solution. As a new partner, Shamir will provide insight and expertise for sales development, customer service and R&D. “We use our...

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