Alliance targets emerging markets with enabling technologies

AUGUST 13, 2007--The Value Engineering Alliance (Cambridge, MA, USA) has formed a strategic alliance with the DTI-NanoTech division of Discovery Technology International (Sarasota, FL, USA) to drive the development, implementation, and acceptance of nanopositioning systems.

Aug 13th, 2007

AUGUST 13, 2007--The Value Engineering Alliance (VEA; Cambridge, MA, USA) has formed a strategic alliance with the DTI-NanoTech division of Discovery Technology International (Sarasota, FL, USA) to drive the development, implementation, and acceptance of nanopositioning systems suitable for use in addressing laboratory, industrial automation, and military/intelligence related applications. The VEA/DTI alliance makes the enabling technologies harnessed by proven machine vision, nanorobotic, and nanopositioning products available to individuals, research labs/institutes, system integrators, and OEMs involved with advanced research or the development of next-generation products in life sciences/drug discovery, medical device manufacturing, microelectronics manufacturing, lasers, photonics, fiberoptics, nanotechnology, defense/security, and similar markets.

Software products that support automatic identification, image enhancement, alignment/precision registration, pattern recognition, various forms of gray-scale/color/texture analysis, and inspection are just some of those in the VEA's arsenal with the potential to enhance the research, development, and implementation efforts of emerging market pioneers accustomed to pushing the envelope and spearheading progress in their respective areas of endeavor.

Examples of DTI products on which new equipment, systems, and solutions can now be built are NTS NanoDirect series linear nanopositioners that provide resolution over long travel distances; RoboMate hybrid linear-angular device that enables a camera/probe/tool to be precisely positioned at infinitely variable angles with respect to a fixed point on a target sample; and piezoelectric rotary motor-based positioning systems, which, when used to replace ball-joint gimbal systems in angular scanning systems, provide angular positioning accuracies.

For more information, visit www.the-v-e-a.com.

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