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COVID19 Update: Products available, technical support available

March 26, 2020
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Vision Engineering has a global customer base of high end industrial manufacturers, laboratories and their associated supply/subcontractor chains.  We supply our products and services to many valued customers in the medical…
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To our valued customers, sales channel partners and suppliers

March 19, 2020
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Please find our latest update regarding the effects of the Coronavirus /COVID 19 situation on the production and global delivery of Vision Engineering products. All of our production facilities in…
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Vision Engineering Opens West Coast Tech and Training Center

March 13, 2020
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Vision Engineering, UK & US designers and manufacturers of high quality patented digital and optical visualization systems, opened a new technology collaboration and training facility in Irvine California, just south…
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Vision Engineering – Proud Winners of the productronica Innovation Award 2019!

November 12, 2019
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We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the productronica Innovation Award, for our state-of-the-art 3D HD visualisation product: The DRV-Z1. The productronica Innovation Award 2019 is the…
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The World’s Smallest Replica of Michelangelo’s David Joins the Vision Engineering Team

September 26, 2019
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There was a surprise visitor at yesterday’s DRV-Z1 launch in Italy.  Leaving behind his ‘original’ in Florence, the world’s smallest replica of Michelangelo’s David joined us at our offices in…
Optical Instrumentation Company of the Year

Vision Engineering named ‘Optical Instrumentation Company of the Year’ by Industrial Process News

September 24, 2019
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Vision Engineering has been awarded the Optical Instrumentation Company of the Year Award for our outstanding commitment to the advancement of both our world-leading products and expert staff, adding value…
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DRV-Z1 Launch Tour (US & MX) – World’s First 3D Stereo Digital Viewer

June 11, 2019
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Vision Engineering are hosting one-day open house events for customers and media in across 5 locations in USA and Mexico to see the DRV-Z1 – the world’s first 3D stereo…
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EVO Cam II now does even more!

May 09, 2019
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Vision Engineering is giving more to new and existing customers with the launch of their new firmware for EVO Cam II. Backwards compatible with all existing EVO Cam II units,…

Launch of LVC400 fully automated 3-axis system

May 08, 2019
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First fully automated 3-axis video measurement system from Vision Engineering Today at Control, Stuttgart, sees the launch of LVC400, the first fully automated 3-axis video measurement system from Vision Engineering.…
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DRV-Z1 ‘Game Changing’ 3D digital display technology launched at Control

May 07, 2019
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Today we are excited to unveil a revolutionary digital 3D stereoscopic display technology at Control, Stuttgart. Unlike traditional mono digital microscopes, Vision Engineering’s Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) creates stereo high…
Vision Optics - custom optical components

New Vision Optics website launched

April 10, 2019
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Vision Optics is a new division of Vision Engineering Ltd that specialises in supplying high quality optical components: lenses, mirrors, prisms and filters, as well as optical design services, custom…
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Vision Engineering named Best Stereo Microscope & Measuring Systems Manufacturer

March 26, 2019
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Ergonomic designs honoured in Global Health and Pharma Magazine’s Biotechnology Awards Vision Engineering has been named Best Stereo Microscopes & Measuring Systems Manufacturer 2019 by Global Health and Pharma Magazine…
Mantis stereo microscope now with extended warranty

Mantis manufacturer’s warranty now extended to 24 months

December 20, 2018
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We are pleased to announce that the manufacturer’s warranty on all new Mantis eyepiece-less stereo microscopes has been extended from 12 months to 24 months. All systems bought from 1…
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Vision Engineering’s apprentices make the grade

November 12, 2018
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At Vision Engineering Ltd, we pride ourselves on training staff and developing their skills. We are therefore delighted to announce that Mark Thornton has recently completed his three year EAL…
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Vision Engineering Celebrates 60 years with Clear Focus on the Future

July 11, 2018
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Vision Engineering reaches a milestone this month, celebrating 60 years of manufacturing inspection and non-contact measurement systems. The privately held company was founded in the UK in 1958 by Rob…
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New TVM instant FOV measurement system launched at Control, Stuttgart

April 23, 2018
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A new fast and flexible field of view measurement for quality assurance Vision Engineering will showcase its new TVM Field of View (FOV) video measurement systems at Control, Stuttgart Exhibition…
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EVO Cam II, next generation of high definition digital microscope

April 09, 2018
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The next generation of the extremely popular EVO Cam digital microscope has been launched. Excellent image quality, intuitive operation and a host of new features are available at your fingertips…
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Inspect where you want with new Camβ digital magnifier

December 12, 2017
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Introducing Camβ (CamBeta) - a new digital inspection magnifier for portable inspection and documentation. The new magnifier is a handheld inspection device, suitable for a wide range of applications. Camβ…
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Unveiling new EVOTIS system at Productronica 2017

November 09, 2017
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We will be attending this year’s Productronica between 14th to 17th November in Munich, Germany. You can find us in Hall A2, Booth 181. At the show we will be unveiling a brand new advanced inspection workstation…
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Custom Optics Division at this year’s Photonex Europe Live!

October 03, 2017
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On the 11-12th of October 2017, we attend the Photonex Europe Live, Ricoh Arena, Coventry – an international trade fair show for optical and visual technologies, components and systems. You…
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Vision’s new non-contact (visual) measuring systems at EMO

September 11, 2017
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New non-contact (visual) measuring systems at EMO trade show in Hannover We will be attending this year’s EMO Show between 18th to 23rd September in Hannover, Germany. You can find us in Hall 6,…
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Vision Engineering saddened by loss of founder Rob Freeman, MBE

August 29, 2017
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Vision Engineering Ltd is saddened by the loss of founder Rob Freeman, MBE, who passed away on 19th August, aged 84. Rob Freeman, born in 1933 in Singapore, grew up in Woking, Surrey…
Vision Engineering's Freeman Building grand opening

Grand opening of Vision Engineering headquarters for pioneering stereo microscope manufacturer

June 26, 2017
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Rob Freeman MBE, the Mayor of Guildford and the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey opened the Freeman Building, the new Vision Engineering’s HQ, design & innovation hub. Send, Woking, June 2017:…
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Vision Engineering and Luxo partnership brings magnified collaboration

May 22, 2017
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The comprehensive range of co-branded professional bench magnifiers expands Vision Engineering’s current product portfolio and gives customers a greater choice of quality inspection solutions. Vision Engineering, the leading-edge manufacturer of…
Swift PRO Duo metrology system

Control fair to showcase new Vision Engineering metrology systems

May 05, 2017
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Enabling new capabilities At this years Control show in Stuttgart, Germany, Vision Engineering will be showcasing their latest range of metrology systems - Swift PRO (Duo, Cam and Elite). Swift…
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Cutting edge visual inspection & new non-contact measuring systems and contract manufacturing services at Southern Manufacturing 2017

February 21, 2017
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Vision Engineering, a global supplier of ergonomically designed visual inspection & non-contact measuring systems and contract manufacturing service, are attending this year’s Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show. The show is…
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Recent surveys revealed that finish solderability, shorts and opens are the most common PCB issues

December 19, 2016
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Our recent surveys have shown that 55% of all respondents are still having some sort of PCB solderability issues. The “What is the most common PCB problem?” survey showed that…
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Showcasing Custom Optics capabilities at Photonex Show 2016

September 20, 2016
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Vision Engineering, a global supplier of ergonomically designed optical inspection systems and provider of tailor-made optical solutions and manufacturing services, will be exhibiting at the Photonex Show in Coventry being held between…
Lynx EVO wins microscopy today 2016 award

Lynx EVO Stereo Microscope Wins the 2016 Innovation Award

September 02, 2016
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Vision Engineering’s Lynx EVO eyepiece‐less stereo microscope has won the 2016 Microscopy Today Innovation Award for its advanced, patented and ergonomically designed viewer and unrivalled 3D imaging. The new Lynx…
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Learn from the experts with our FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series

June 01, 2016
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Vision Engineering has teamed up with industry-expert Bob Willis to bring you a FREE Electronics Academy Webinar Series, taking an in-depth look at the issues affecting PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of…
Lynx EVO eyepiece-less stereo microscope

New Lynx EVO pushes the boundaries of stereo inspection

May 05, 2015
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Lynx EVO is a new high productivity stereo microscope without eyepieces, powering your productivity through stunning 3D (stereo) imaging and unrivalled ergonomics. Building on the strengths of its market-leading predecessor,…
TIM5 metallurgical microscope

Versatile materials inspection microscope for both beginners and experienced engineers

December 04, 2014
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Whether it’s inspection of alloys, plastics, ceramics or other materials, the TIM5 routine inspection microscope allows both beginners and advanced users to achieve detailed analysis of a wide range of material subjects.…
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Exceptional digital inspection with VisionZ2

September 30, 2014
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Utilising the power of full-HD (1080p) digital imaging, Vision Engineering’s new VisionZ2 video inspection system provides ultimate optical performance in a high quality, compact design – now including integral image capture…
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New distributor in Bulgaria

September 24, 2014
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Vision Engineering welcomes Technika Consult who are our new partners in Bulgaria. The trade company, with headquarters in Sofia, manufacturers a range of material testing equipment, surface roughness measuring systems,…
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Planning permission granted for new Global HQ

March 28, 2014
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Good news! Vision Engineering has been granted planning permission to build a new 80,000 ft² (7,432 m²) Global HQ behind the existing facility in Send, Surrey, with construction of 23…
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EEVblog.com reviews Mantis Elite

November 30, 2012
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Here at Vision Engineering, we have a really smart bunch of people who design and manufacture the pioneering eyepiece-less optical designs incorporated in many of our stereo microscopes and inspection…
CamZ portable digital magnifier

Portable magnification inspection when you need it

November 10, 2012
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With a high resolution colour display, simple button operation and image capture/download capability, CamZ is ideal for roving inspectors, documenting faults, or for inspecting immobile subjects. 4x - 14x magnification Portable inspection…