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July 24th, 2017
The IODC was a wonderful conference again this year. Thanks, everyone, for attending and for all the
superb papers. Of course my personal favorite session was the one on standards, chaired by Scott Lerner
and led by the great invited talk from Reiner Schuhmann. Can't wait for 2021 when we get to do it again!
Our inspiring speakers in order: Rainer Schuhmann (SC1), Adam Phenis (SC3), Dennis Leiner (SC4), Dave
Aikens (Imperfections), and Richie Youngworth (SC4).
My view from the podium. That's a lot of people to come to a session on standards!
February 24th, 2017
We had a great show at Photonics West this year. Thanks everyone for coming by and checking out the new
software features on the motorized SavvyInspectorTM SIF-4M, and discussing our solutions to the problem of
Scratch and Dig.
January 24th, 2017
Gearing up for the show at Photonics West. This will be a big event for us, showing off the new booth, and
the very popular Motorized version of the Savvy Inspector. I'm also excited to be joined in the booth this year
by my oldest son, Nick! He's a graduate student at the University of Rochester, working on a PhD in Optics.
For years, Rocky has been helping out with sales, calibrations and certifications, but this is the first time Nick
has been involved with the business since the early days of testing the SavvyInspectorTM prototypes.
Welcome back, Nick!
November 28th, 2016
This has been another outstanding year at Savvy Optics. The SavvyInspectorTM project continues to gain
momentum with record sales and shipments this year, and the addition of our SIF-16, capable of measuring
400 x 400 mm optics in two setups. At this point we can really build any size stage we need for large or small
May 16th, 2016
The DCS show as great! Thanks everyone for stopping by to see the new motorized system and checking
out our v6.0 software. We are very excited about the new autoscan feature; with a motorized system you can
now program in the dimensions of your part, hit autoscan, and watch the system move about grabbing
images of the entire surface, 9 mm x12 mm at a time. I posted a video of that software here, but at the show
we got the suggestion of adding a pause button, to allow you to stop the scan when you see something
interesting, move over and grab a scratch or dig measurement, and then resume the autoscan. We've
added the feature and it works great! Contact us if you want to talk about an upgrade to the latest hardware
March 24th, 2016
Haven't updated the website in a while; sorry about that. In November my website hosting company got re-
branded, and required new software to do updates. I finally got the new software loaded and running.
We are exhibiting at SPIE DSS, and looking forward to showing off the new features of the SIF4M motorized
system. We are hoping to be joined by our new distributor in Europe, but that might be complicated.
We have continued to develop the SIF4 platform, with more features and software as well as a motorized z-
axis. We are also building a custom system now which has 400 x 200 mm of travel! We expect this to be
popular for inspection of short pulse and ICF lasers. I hope to have pictures of it at the show.
October 20, 2015
Big news! We have finally found a company in Germany with whom we can work on bringing the
SavvyInspector to continental Europe. Savvy Optics is proud to welcome Dioptic GmbH to the Savvy family.
Dioptic has several metrology-related products, including the Argos, a lens inspection system for ISO/DIN
dimensional surface imperfections.
September 2, 2015
Gearing up for Optifab in Rochester in October. I am thrilled that SPIE is going to focus on specifications
training in their course offering, with an unprecidented six courses focused on optics specifications. This is
everyone's big chance to catch up on specifications and standards, and show SPIE that these topics are
central to our optical engineering portfolio.
We will also be showcasing our new SIF-4M, the joystick controlled, motorized SavvyInspectorTM. This new
system has some great features, and I have decided to switch over completely to the motorized version for
my own standard certification work in-house. Give me a call or email if you are a current user of the SIF-4 or
SIF-4E and want to consider upgrading to the latest and greatest Savvy Optics has to offer.
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