Newsight | October 27, 2021
Newsight Imaging Ltd., an innovative semiconductor company developing machine vision sensors, spectral vision chips and systems, announces a commercial agreement with SSZN. SSZN is a leader in developing smart industry 4.0 solutions for supporting automated production line supervision. Newsight will provide SSZN with the NSI1000 - its new and advanced sensor chip.
The deal follows a successful design-win where SSZN conducted an evaluation using the NSI1000 chip, closely supported by Newsight's engineering teams in Israel and Shenzhen. The first order of 100,000 chips will be supplied in the upcoming months.
The NSI1000 CMOS Image sensor chip, launched by Newsight last year, consists of 32 lines of 1024 pixels and it supports multiple modes, such as multi-triangulation for state-of-the-art accuracy and fast operation on production line inspection. The sensor implements Newsight's enhanced Time of Flight (eTOF™) technology for advanced, long-range, and high-resolution 3D depth image capturing. SSZN integrates the chip into its advanced industrial sensor lines, which serve SSZN’s major customers.
“SSZN is committed to providing high-performance industrial inspection automation, as we dedicate our efforts to streamlining customer operations worldwide. Our cutting-edge technology provides highly integrated solutions for production supervision, enabling real time monitoring and maneuverability for any manufacturing process. Following our evaluation, we are pleased to have chosen Newsight’s image sensors upon proving their high quality and performance”, said Mr. GK Wang, CEO of SSZN.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with SSZN,Being chosen by such an important industry 4.0 player further highlights Newsight's product performance and customer value. Our disruptive sensor is embedded with unique features to support the extensive demands of smart manufacturing. We are currently running numerous evaluations with lead players, already marking several design-wins. Our upcoming NSI9000 sensor chip, with a 1024x480 depth resolution, will undoubtedly be a game changer for various industries, such as the automotive and smart manufacturing industries".
Mr. Eli Assoolin, CEO and Chairperson of Newsight Imaging Ltd
The company’s solution is widely implemented in various industries, including: 3C, traditional manufacturing, new energy power battery, mechanical processing procedure inspection, electrical testing and others. The company has partnered with customers such as Foxconn, BYD, Lite-On, Huawei, Daheng, Tongda and Han's Laser, and has led to significantly reduced manufacturing costs, improved product quality and optimized efficiency.
Newsight develops advanced CMOS image sensor chips for 3D machine vision and spectral analysis. Newsight’s depth camera sensors for machine vision serve verticals such as Mobile, Robotics, Industry 4.0, Automotive Safety etc. The company has recently launched its one-of-a-kind solid-state LiDAR reference design, the eTOF™ LiDAR – based on the NSI1000 sensor. The company has US and EU patents and has received 3 grants by the Israeli Innovation Authority.
Norsk Titanium | April 27, 2022
Norsk Titanium US Inc., a global pioneer in metal 3D printing with its Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD) technology, announced the successful completion of component level testing with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI).
The test program, which began in 2021, investigated the use of Norsk Titanium's RPD technology in key structural applications for GA-ASI products. Preliminary test findings for the chosen landing gear component suggested that it would work admirably.
This endeavor was undertaken as part of Norsk Titanium's entry into the defense industry, with Norsk Titanium US manufacturing the test component using the company's unique RPD® additive technology. GA-ASI structural and additive engineering teams performed inspections, functional load testing, and material testing. The testing was undertaken in support of GA-aim ASI's to enable and expedite the integration of additive manufacturing technology into their design and production operations, processes, and products, increasing the benefits of the buy-to-fly ratio GA-ASI and their customers.
“We would like to thank GA-ASI for their support of our technology and the additive industry in general, We believe there is a good fit for our technology in GA-ASI applications that traditionally call for long lead time forgings. Our team is ready to support GA-ASI as they continue their qualification process and further develop their DED additive applications.”
Nicholas Mayer, Norsk Titanium Vice President
OPT Industries | August 20, 2021
OPT Industries, a manufacturing technology startup, announced the opening of its first manufacturing facility in Medford, Mass. to scale market access to RAMPTM, the first roll-to-roll 3D printing platform that allows continuous materials production at unlimited lengths with new levels of micron-level precision.
Spun out of MIT, OPT began with a patented 3D printing system built upon years of R&D in additive manufacturing and computational fabrication by OPT founder Jifei Ou. The technology enables 24/7 fully automated production of continuous 3D printed microstructures with no limitation in length. During the pandemic, the team quickly scaled up the technology to design and manufacture the InstaSwabTM novel nasal swab for COVID-19 testing. To date, OPT has supplied over 800,000 swabs to a number of healthcare and at-home testing organizations nationwide.
"Our proprietary additive manufacturing system specializes in making microstructures at a massive scale," said Ou. "We're unique in precision microfabrication that can create rolls of materials and designs with no limitation in length. Our technology stack currently provides material solutions for medical, cosmetic, and consumer product applications."
OPT organizes its technology stack as a digital manufacturing system to rapidly design and mass produce a wide range of functional materials and products from micro to macro scale. The all-in-one system includes:
• RAMPTM 3D Printer: First-ever automated continuous manufacturing system powered by roll-to-roll based digital photolithography that allows for the creation of continuous materials and products at an unlimited length.
• Generative Software: Custom algorithms optimize the design of dense micron-scale structures to produce highly customized, ultra fine and freeform features.
• Engineered Polymers: Engineered polymers with micron-scale precision that can be designed for advanced properties — spanning mechanical, biological, thermal, and more.
With the Medford expansion, OPT is broadening R&D, manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities.
"New and emerging technology industries recognize that Medford is an ideal place to start a business and access our incredible talent pool, robust City resources and top level restaurants and shops," said Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn. "I am thrilled that OPT Industries is choosing to call Medford home and it was an honor to cut the ribbon on their new headquarters in the City. This innovative company is hard at work perfecting a revolutionary 3D-printed nasal swab that can detect trace amounts of the COVID-19 virus, enabling people to get diagnosed and treated faster."
As a fully equipped research lab and manufacturing site, the 14,000-square-foot facility adheres to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines and ISO 13485:2016-certification for medical device manufacturing. Amid growing demand by Fortune 500 companies and market leaders for OPT's products, including the InstaSwabTM high efficacy medical swab, OPT is establishing its first product line focused on serving the medical sector.
"OPT will be continuously enhancing new capabilities from our technologies to introduce new product lines for the industries we serve," added Ou. "We work with our customers as a one-shop stop partner to design, develop and manufacture end products to meet their exact needs. Whether you're a distributor or a brand interested in co-inventing a new product, OPT's collaborative business model offers a new paradigm for product creation from inception to manufacturing."
About OPT Industries
OPT combines computational design, automation engineering, and material science to design and manufacture highly customizable functional materials. Using its patented technology, OPT provides material solutions to customers across multiple industries that address their design, production, and supply chain needs.