Come see the TeraMetrix division of Luna at Foam Expo

From 6 to 8 March 2018 we will be exhibiting at the Foam Expo in Novi, MI.  As North America’s leading exhibition and conference for the technical foam manufacturing supply chain, it brings together manufacturers, buyers, products and services for the entire foam manufacturing industry. The TeraMetrixTM T-Ray® 5000 online sensor is the only single sensor that can measure thickness and density simultaneously. Coupled with…Read More

Luna coating provides radiation protection in space

The space environment poses significant challenges to technology platforms, space exploration, and mission assurance. Mission planners are continually striving to push technologies further to explore new and environmentally harsh regions of the universe. Highly charged environments can exist at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Polar Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) owing to solar winds/storms and charged particles trapped in Earth’s radiation belts.1-3 Just…Read More

Picometrix® finds its new home as the TeraMetrix™ division of Luna

Picometrix® is a name synonymous with state of the art terahertz systems.  With release of the first commercially available terahertz system in 2000, Picometrix established itself as the world leader in fiber coupled terahertz.  Now with a 4th generation product on the market, and our world leading position in industrial process control, we are changing our name.  Under the same leadership and technical team, we…Read More

Luna’s TeraMetrix division is featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Plastics Engineering

The pulsed terahertz systems made by our TeraMetrix division (formerly Picometrix) have been deployed into more than 30 industrial plants manufacturing plastic products.  Terahertz gauges can make multiple measurements simultaneously and provide higher precision than other methods.  Most often, the terahertz gauge is used to measure the thickness of each layer of a multilayer product, but it can also detect the delamination between those layers….Read More

Luna’s Low Cost Autonomous Coating Condition Monitoring System

Ethan Thompson, Kevin Farinholt Approximately 4,000 ballast tanks across the U.S. Navy’s fleet must be inspected annually to determine their structural health and identify the presence of corrosion (Figure 1). These inspection efforts cost approximately $200 million dollars a year, with about 50% of the cost attributed to unexpected or unplanned repairs. The U.S. military is looking to transition from time-based inspection practices to condition-based…Read More

2017 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium

December 4-7, 2017Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center | Salt Lake City, UT   Luna will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2017 DoD Maintenance Symposium.  The symposium is the premier event bringing together the DoD maintenance community to network, share best practices, share practical insights, and engage in impactful discussions addressing issues and challenges.  The mission of the event is to create an environment that…Read More

Electrically conductive structural adhesives: Simplifying complex bonding problems

  Dealing with electrical threats in the aerospace community is an extremely difficult and challenging problem.  Electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) can catastrophically damage critical aircraft electronics and jam radio and radar signals. Similarly, ESD and EMI threats can render expensive and mission-critical satellites inoperable. At joints, gaps, and fastener locations it is very important to have continuous electrical conductivity to protect against…Read More

We’re exhibiting at the Automotive Testing Expo!

You will soon find Luna in Novi, Michigan exhibiting at the upcoming Automotive Testing Expo, October 24-26.  Held in The Suburban Collection Showplace, this event is America’s largest vehicle and component test and validation exhibition with over 340 exhibitors.  Luna is excited to be one of them!  Visit us at booth #3020.  Register for your free pass here!  We will be showcasing our ODiSI High-Definition…Read More

Join Luna at GALM!

Luna is excited to be participating in the upcoming 6th Annual Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit (GALM.)   The largest OEM-led lightweight materials event begins August 22nd in Detroit, Michigan at the COBO Center.    Visit us at stand #19 We will be showcasing the ODiSI 5.2 – the industries’ only high-definition strain measurement system.  Based on light weight and embeddable fiber optic sensors, ODiSI can help…Read More

Luna at Work to Purify Water Using Solar Energy

The availability of fresh water is recognized as a global issue of strategic relevance, with demand increasing due to factors like population growth and agricultural and industrial demands. Many conventional technologies such as reverse osmosis (RO) work well in established communities with infrastructure and wealth to fund their operation but are not cost-effective for poor or remote communities or when traditional infrastructure is down, as…Read More