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Lens production going digital

Lens production going digital

Industry 4.0 offers new potentials impacting our business of producing ophthalmic lenses. The fourth industrial revolution is just at the starting point.

Chat GPT and other AI´s – a new language for the industry

Chat GPT and other AI´s – a new language for the industry

Since the free launch of the ChatGPT chatbot, Artificial Intelligence has undeniably become a hot topic. This Interview addresses the untapped potential of predictive maintenance and why the industry would do well to rethink its handling and attitude toward data.

Laser Engraving: Overcoming the gas age

Laser Engraving: Overcoming the gas age

The production of eyeglasses requires different laser marking processes. Now, a new Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) UV concept was developed by 3D-Micromac, that should merge highest engraving quality and cost efficiency.

PFAS – what we know and what we do not know yet

PFAS – what we know and what we do not know yet

Interview with the industry association Spectaris PFAS are a group of industrial chemicals comprising a very large number of substances., the number is estimated at approximately 10,000. Due to their special properties, the substances have been widely used for a long time in many industrial sectors and also in the household. However, many PFAS are…

The last frontier for progressive design personalization

The last frontier for progressive design personalization

Gaze dynamics diagnosis. The desire to design the ideal progressive addition lens for each user has been a constant over the years. The tools that have emerged along the years to offer customization demonstrate this. One new tool is a lens calculation technology that can take into account the gaze dynamics diagnosis of each person´s…

Demystifying the dip coating process

Demystifying the dip coating process

Hard coating of ophthalmic lenses For most of the ophthalmic laboratories, among the many steps for lens manufacturing, the most critical one is certainly the hard coating process. This is probably linked to the fact that it is a chemistry related process and not a purely mechanical one. Most laboratory managers have a good knowledge…

Tinting – from gut feeling to process control

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 well acknowledged. Now there exists a promising approach to introduce a new level of control and predictability to the process of tinting plastic ophthalmic lenses….

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 sustainability and improving our ecological footprint, filtration and waste management technology has evolved, offering equipment that not only helps the environment, but helps the business too….

Pushing the frontier of automation

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 opportunities. Based on existing process know-how robotics merges with Industry 4.0 and empowers highly efficient and stable production equipment of the next generation. Labor cost reduction is by far…