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Vision Engineering Celebrates 60 years



Vision Engineering Inc. is celebrating 60 years of manufacturing inspection and non-contact measurement systems. The privately held company was founded in the UK in 1958 by Rob Freeman, a toolmaker with the Jaguar racing team. While at Jaguar, Freeman developed a borescope for inspecting internal race engine parts without the need for disassembly.

"Renown for inventing Mantis, the world's first eyepiece-less stereo microscope, Vision Engineering holds several world patents for the optical technology used in its inspection and metrology systems," said a company spokesperson. Mantis was launched nearly 25 years ago as a solution to address the issues microscope operators face. The Mantis design allows users to retain a natural viewing posture when using a microscope so they are more comfortable and able to work for longer periods of time without neck strain or eye fatigue. Mantis is used in electronics, medical device, packaging, automotive and aerospace industries and for any application requiring inspection and rework.

The importance of ergonomics in microscopy was pioneered by Vision Engineering and Mantis. Mantis has evolved significantly since its original design and Vision Engineering is currently manufacturing the fourth generation Mantis. In 1994, Mantis manufacturing moved to Connecticut, where it is still being manufactured today.

Managing Director Mark Curtis said, "Significant R&D investment in optical and digital technology continues with recent patented technological breakthroughs, heralding the next step in innovation and market penetration for Vision Engineering."

Vision Engineering employs more than 220 people worldwide.

For more information contact:

Vision Engineering Inc.

570 Danbury Road

New Milford, CT 06776

860-355-3776

info@visioneng.com

www.visioneng.us

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