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December 31st, 2014
This month we welcomed Lithuania into the family of countries with SIF-4 systems. Dave went
and installed a system at Altechna in Vilnius, Lithuania, for the first installation in the Baltic
States. Vilnius was beautiful and the people were wonderful; hopefully we'll get to go back for
another installation soon.
October 30th, 2014
Thanks, everyone, who helped to make our training classes in Rochester a success! We had
more than 20 people attend, and all the classes went really well. We will plan to do more of
these self-sponsored events in the future.
August 15th, 2014
Getting ready to go to Berlin for EOSAM and then the big standards meeting there. This is the
general meeting of TC172, Optics and Photonics, along with a joint meeting of TC172 SC1
Fundamental Standards, and TC172 SC5 Microscopes and Endoscopes. We are really excited
about it because both our proposed new work items have been accepted by the committee!
There is a lot of hard work to do, but in a couple of years we will have an ISO version of the
American scratch and dig standard added to the ISO 10110 drawing notation standard, as well
as a complete overhaul of ISO 14997 for inspection methods for surface imperfections. Cool
stuff! Who says standards are boring?
September 30th, 2013
Another great set of meetings for ISO TC172 SC1. The US hosted the meetings at NIST Gaithersburg,outside of
Washington D. C .We made great progress on the German initiative to incorporate generalized surface
descriptions for freeform optical surfaces into the standard, as well as some healthy discussions on new ways to
create tabulated drawings. We also discussed how to move forward with an overhaul of the surface imperfection
standard, hopefully to create a grand, unified surface imperfection standard!
September 4th, 2013
At long last, we've updated the ANSI accumulator. The 2013 version has two sheets in the workbook; one for
visibility specifications (ANSI OP1.002 visibility or MIL-PRF-13830B), and one for dimensional specifications (ANSI
OP1.002 dimensional, or MIL-C-48497A.) Feel free to download the new version, to the right. As always, this is
offered free and without warranty.
ISO standards by Max Levy Autograph, and thanks to our new
partner, Gage-Line, the entire suite of optical comparison
standards made for OP1.002 dimensional inspection. I was
thrilled to be helped out in the booth by Mike Hotkowski (not
shown) and my daughter, Rocky Aikens (left), as well as Savvy
Optics' production manager, Dana Takaki (right). We also had
Frank Dombrowski of Gage-Line in the booth for much of the
time to show off the new dimensional products. With the addition
of the Gage-Line partnership, Savvy Optics now has a complete
line of solutions for every scratch and dig inspection need!
July 15th, 2014
February 24th, 2014
Big thank you to Ornit Hadar at Kodak Graphic Communications in Canada for finding an error in the ANSI
dimensional side of the SavvyAccumulator. The accumulation of small scratches was incorrect. I have
fixed it, and you can download the new version here, and from the side bar as usual.
February 10th, 2014
Just back from Photonics West. Another excellent show, with great products and meetings. We had
meetings of most of the task forces of ANSI ASC OP, the optics standards body for the USA, as well as a
meeting of the American Technical Advisory Group for ISO TC172, and the general meeting of OEOSC. I
also taught the Scratch and Dig Class and the Advanced Inspection workshop. All good stuff! Now I need
to write my papers for OF&T and IODC in Hawaii.
October 22nd, 2013
Just back from OptiFab. What a great show! We were exhibiting the new megapixel SavvyInspectorTM
SIF4E, the Davidson D-668 visibility standards,
The IODC conference at Kona was fantastic. We had a great
time enjoying the Kona coast and talking about the cutting edge
of optical design, illumination, computational imaging, and optical
fabrication. Savvy Optics Corp. published a paper jointly with our
client Electrix, Inc. on the development of the double airwing
luminaire that is now sold by Electrix as the i400. We also
co-authored two more papers on standards and standarization
with Rich Youngworth of RiYo LLC and Sven Kiontke of
Asphericon. Now we're back to working on the motorized system,
the SIF-4M which we expect to start shipping this fall.