Insights

  1. The future of fiber optics: transforming data infrastructure with multi-function fiber optics

    By Jason Fant, Global Fiber Optics Market Manager, Zeus

    Walking around the ECOC exhibition in Dublin last week, I heard several exciting ideas regarding the future of fiber optics. None intrigued me more, however, than Verizon’s Market Focus presentation, which made a novel suggestion: that existing fiber infrastructure could be adapted to provide environmental monitoring and feedback on transport conditions.

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  2. Polymer innovation: inspiring new possibilities in weld validation

    By Jason Fant, Global Fiber Optics Market Manager, Zeus

    Zeus was recently involved in extensive research seeking to replace traditional electrical thermocouple test methods with fiber optic sensors in a bid to simplify this lengthy, costly process. Unlike thermocouples, which affect the mechanical properties of the bond, fiber optic sensors have the potential to accurately monitor temperature and pressure during the weld process without threatening a component’s structural integrity.

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  3. Aircraft electrification: why future flight depends on innovation today

    By Eric Trimble, Global Market Manager, Aerospace, Zeus

    For more than a century, aircraft have primarily been powered by carbon-based fuels such as kerosene or gasoline. These fuels contain a lot of energy for their weight and provide the power to lift the largest airliners. However, as a major contributor to CO2 emissions, and with dwindling oil resources, the future of aviation is dependent on finding an alternative power source.

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  4. How polymer innovation is paving the way for fiber optic development

    By Jason Fant, Global Fiber Optics Market Manager, Zeus

    Fiber optic sensors are central to a whole host of applications, from identifying leaks in nuclear power plants to guiding surgical procedures. While the technology has evolved to detect and relay complex data, optical fibers cannot withstand harsh environments and physical hazards. When deployed in such conditions, optical fibers must be protected or modified if they are to survive and perform optimally. Failure to do so could compromise long-term reliability and may even risk the integrity of your entire project. 

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  5. Tie Layer: A breakthrough solution to catheter failure

    By Matt Allen, Global Manager, Medical Markets

    Product engineers at catheter manufacturing companies will be only too aware of the problem of delamination – the separation of material layers within the catheter. Typically, delamination issues are not detected until final testing, after catheter assembly is complete, incurring significantly high scrap costs for manufacturers.

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  6. Why emerging markets deserve more from medical device OEMs 

    By Daryl Leach, Director of Global Market Management, Zeus

    With emerging markets set to account for a third of the industry’s global revenue by 2022*, the growth opportunity for medical OEMs is enormous. Increased GDP and greater income per capita in developing countries means patients are becoming more proactive about their health. As a result, they can afford higher quality treatment plans and devices.

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