TITLE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT� SURVIVING THE DIGITAL AGE: ARE WE DINOSAURS YET?

AUTHOR(S)
Peterson, Gary
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
LabTalk;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 40 Issue 02E, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the digital free-form lens designs, a new wave in the optical industry which can open up opportunities for advanced products that might replace the traditional designs. Europe has 50% of its laboratories already into free-form while only a small number is reported in the U.S. where it is still more cost effective to use existing equipment. The article also offers advice to companies that cannot afford it to find a forte where they can surpass the competition.
ACCESSION #
71526716

 

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