Solar cell surface inspection with 3D metrology

Nanovea’s White Light 3D Non-Contact Profilometers can precisely measure glass surfaces, light absorbing materials and wafer bowing with superior accuracy and speed. Offered as a stand alone instrument or an integrated inline inspection system ideal for inspection at all stages during solar cell production.

Allied Mineral Product expands American Precast Refractories facility and warehouse

The increased space will expand APR’s precast refractory shape making capabilities with specialized and enhanced shapes.  The larger APR area houses seven new furnaces which will improve flexibility in firing schedules.  Another, new crane with a lift capacity of 20 ton (18.1 MT) also was installed bringing APR’s crane lift capacity to 35 ton (31.7 MT).  The new APR space also includes a specialty shapes room for controlled castings and a material hot room to optimize material casting properties.

The Tile Doctor launches environmentally friendly antimicrobial

The Tile Doctor, today announced the addition of Silver Cornia as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. As one of the preeminent ceramic experts, Cornia’s first priority will be the launch of the company’s ground-breaking antimicrobial surface modifier for ceramic tile and sanitary ware, Tile Doctor Shield. Cornia has pioneered a cost effective and durable application of the green antimicrobial for ceramics in response to the leaching biocides, heavy metals and other harmful solutions for control of mold and mildew currently on the market. Tile Doctor Shield technology is “so safe you can wear it.”