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August 25th, 2013

I've finally got a half-day version of the optics drawings class, called "Introduction to modern optics
drawings - the ISO 10110 standard."  First classes will be at OptiFab in October!

Sign up at the
SPIE website.

July 25th, 2013

Well, it's been a while, and a lot has happened.  Let me bring you up to speed.

First, we are thrilled to have signed a distribution agreement with OPTurn in Beijing, for sales of
Savvy products in China!  We've had so many inquiries from all over China that we just couldn't
ignore that key market any more.  So now we have three distribution partners: OPTurn in China,
Enable, K.K. in Japan, and Lambda Photometrics in the U.K.  I'm hoping to have more help selling
systems in the US and Europe soon; stay tuned.

  China                                        Japan                                        United Kingdom

Second, we have finished testing the new version of the SavvyInspectorTM, the SIF4E.  This new
version has a bunch of great features, most notably a mega-pixel camera for higher resolution
measurements on very small imperfections.  The new camera works especially well for small or
micro-optics and high-precision surface imperfection callouts like 20-10 or 10-5, or ISO specifications
below 0.1.  Of course, all our systems now ship with version 5.5 software, with improved MRB file
management features!

March 4th, 2013

The first flight of D-668 comparison samples are already sold out.  Thank you everyone for the
enthusiastic response.  Looks like we have a winner.  We'll need to make another flight right away, so
if you want a Davidson-style comparison set that is certified using the same process as the offical
sets made by the Army,
contact me for pricing.  I'd like to get these going before the end of March, so
don't delay.  The data sheet is
here, if you need one.  

January 31, 2013

New Davidson Scratch and Dig Comparison Standards!

To get your own set, either
contact me or contact Davidson directly.  Be sure to order the D-668 set,
not the Rev H D-667 set.  They are more expensive, but you won't be sorry; they are excellent,
conservative, up to date samples.  Great job, Davidson!
D-668 comparison samples

Great news:  The new re-mastered Davidson comparison standards, D-668,
are now available.  I just got my first four sets today, and they look great.  I
haven't had time to measure them all, but I put the first set on my Demo
SavvyInspectorTM here (SN 7126), and sure enough, they are spot on to the
lower end of each of the scratch standard ranges, compliant to the US Army
ARDEC limits.  

We now have a set of comparison standards that are repeatable, calibrated
using a SavvyInspectorTM, and traceable back to the Army limit standards.  
These can be used for either MIL-PRF-13830B or ANSI/OEOSC
OP1.002-2009 Visibility scratch and dig inspections.
Davidson Optronics
D-668 comparison set

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