What if you Could Monitor your Additive Manufacturing Process In Situ?

A recent presentation at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group explored how Luna Innovations and Fabrisonic have been been collaborating on 3D printed “smart structures” to answer this question. A joint team is working with the Defense Logistics Agency to create a smart baseplate capable of measuring strain and temperature during a Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) build. Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), a solid state metal 3D printing technology that…Read More

Luna to Present Papers at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference

Luna Innovations will take part in two paper presentations at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference this week at the Baltimore Convention Center. “Distributed polarization state sensing with optical frequency domain reflectometry” will be presented 11:20-11:40 am Tuesday, April 16. Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) is notable for its ability to characterize a fiber distributed reflection profile with high spatial resolution and high sensitivity…Read More

SAE Paper Sheds Light on Vehicle Structural Integrity

A team of Luna engineers demonstrated the ability of the ODiSI 6000 Series High Density Fiber Optic Sensing System to make critical design measurements to serve as inputs into computer-aided engineering (CAE) models in normal and off-road conditions. At the SAE World Congress this week in Detroit, Luna will be presenting a technical paper, “Shed Light on Vehicle Structural Integrity.” The presentation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m….Read More

Luna Labs at NACE CORROSION 2019 Conference

Come join us in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Music City Center March 24-28 to learn about Luna’s ongoing work in the war against corrosion.  Luna is presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming NACE CORROSION 2019 Conference. CORROSION 2019 is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition. Each year, this conference welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals…Read More

TeraMetrix Demonstrates Simultaneous Measurement of Online Tire Ply Thickness and Cord Balance at Tire Tech 2019

Earlier this month, TeraMetrix’s Senior Research Scientist Jeffery White and  Bridgestone USA’s Steven Jenkins presented at the 2019 Tire Tech Expo in Hannover, Germany. Both presentations focused on using TeraMetrix’s terahertz (THz) system to simultaneously measure the total body ply thickness and the balance of either steel or fabric cords. The installation of a TeraMetrix THz system in the Bridgestone facility in Aiken, South Carolina continues…Read More

3D Visualization Boosts Strain Data Interpretation and Application

Plotting current strain along a sensor can easily be performed on complex components by Luna’s ODiSI 6000 system. High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS) provides a wealth of measurements, but these may only have meaning to those who were involved with the test unless preceded with thorough explanation. Members of the design, testing or manufacturing teams need to understand the data, but they may be remote or…Read More

Live, In-Vehicle Strain Monitoring Provides HD Data on Performance of Lightweight Materials

The automotive industry is working towards more sustainable vehicles and lower carbon footprints. One of the ways to achieve this is by decreasing the weight of vehicle components by using composites and other lightweight materials. Compared to commonly used metals, these futuristic materials can be more difficult to model due to more complex failure mechanics and manufacturing processes. High-density strain data can help validate models,…Read More