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kdg opticomp R&D project manager Dr. Manuel Walch will talk about a pioneering series of experiments concerning concave diffraction gratings at the upcoming LpS in Bregenz. For the very first time, these complex microstructures can also be replicated by injection moulding.
For a company that, like us, comes from optical media production, the casting of micro- and nanostructures is part of daily ... more
They were clamouring to see them: the new asymmetrical RMJ wall downlights from Bartenbach that are flush-mounted in the ceiling. Some must have been secretly wishing they were the ones with a product like Unico — a light system that clearly lives up to its name.
The biennial trade show of the lighting industry is done and dusted for another two years, and all of the noble promises that ... more
The beginning of April saw the official launch of the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) project, AquaNOSE, which took place on the kdg campus in Elbigenalp.
This is the largest R&D project in kdg’s entire history to date, and its goals are more than a little lofty: the aim of the ... more
Tea all Day is our motto this time at the L+B as we will be well-set up for you and our expert talks for the whole day with our exquisite tea blends.
The excitement is mounting. From Sunday, we are relocating our kdg opticomp Co-Creation & Working Room once again to go to ... more
RMJ is the name of the new spectacular downlight components from Bartenbach. Three letters you should remember – they stand for a whole product range.
When Christian Anselm, head of development at Bartenbach, talks about this latest development in his department, one thing is ... more
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Light + Building on Monday, 19th March, when you can talk to our con­struction expert, Eugen Dentler. Wednesday, 21st March will be all about optical design.
As one editor-in-chief wrote to me the other day, the run-up to the trade fair is a bit like the fifth season with carnival ... more
Since the beginning of February, Lukas Scharf has been managing the business operations of kdg opticomp along­side owner, Michael Hosp.
He juggles components just as elegantly and adeptly as he handles quotations and flow charts. And he particularly loves to banter ... more
Even to the end, you were in a hurry and had so many plans. We treasure the fact that we have known you and that you have ... more
... it’s high time, to say thank you for your trust and partnership. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas break, and all the best for 2018.
A Christmas tree was definitely needed, fresh from the forest. You could literally smell it. Like the first snow of the season ... more
The manufacturing process for reproducing micro-structures for optical applications can also be transferred to lab-on-a-chip systems.
What has proved successful for optical structures should basically work just as well for micro-fluidic and lab-on-a-chip systems ... more
As in previous years you will find us at the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce’s group booth, Advantage Austria.
From the 13th to the 16th of November, Düsseldorf will once again be the hub of the medical and health sector, at the world's ... more
Here, the first lighting technology show will be taking place from 10 to 12 October. You can meet us at stand 1-215 and at 11.30 am in the Talk Lounge on all three days of the expo.
People are naturally always excited and nervous before premières, and so are we. So, we would like to cordially invite you, once ... more
This week we'll be getting into the Lechtal valley spirit again at the Bregenz Festspielhaus, where Alexander Wörle will be talking on his favourite topic: the right mix of materials.
The programme is even bigger than before, as there's finally a new addition this year with TIL Trends in Lighting, an event ... more
Our really hot Summer is being followed by a sizzling hot Autumn trade fair season. From the end of September onwards, we will be almost constantly on the road. First, it's LpS, from the 26th – 28th of Sept., then Lighting Technology from the 10th – 12th of Oct.; and lastly, Compamed, from the 13th – 16th of Nov. 2017. We're excited, and looking forward to it.
For us, LpS is almost like playing a home game, as our beautiful Lechtal borders directly onto the Ländle. Just like last year ... more
At the 18th General Meeting of bayern photonics, at the end of July, Michael Hosp consciously presented kdg "the other way round", with a keynote speech on co-creation, giving his listeners a practical demonstration there and then.
Breaking ingrained patterns is not easy at all. Every manager could tell you a thing or two about this. Even thumbs and ... more
Under this heading at the Production Forum in Vienna at the end of May, kdg CEO Michael Hosp outlined our development from our start as a CD pressing plant to becoming a photonics service provider.
"In actual fact, we were predestined for photonics, we just didn't know it", is how kdg CEO Michael Hosp summed up his lecture at ... more
Because trade fair days are long, next week in Munich we will always end our own at the LASER World of PHOTONICS with a "Hoangart". Make sure you drop by to Hall B1, booth 225B from the 26th to the 29th of June.
Yes indeed, the last few days have really felt like summer. And that's how it should, and hopefully will, continue. The ... more
Whether it's diffraction gratings or microstructures on planar surfaces, our case of samples for the LASER World of PHOTONICS on 26th-29th June is already packed and ready to go. Come and see us. You will find us in Hall B1, at Stand 225B.
Our R&D Project Manager Manuel Meckle has not been at his desk much over the past few weeks. Instead, he has been almost ... more
We have already presented our latest research results on the topic of "Cost-efficient Replication of 2D Microstructures" at the 4th International Conference "Polymer Replication on Nanoscale" in Aachen, at the beginning of May.
The manufacture of microstructures hasn’t been a trade secret in technological terms, for quite some time now. However, most ... more
We will be at the OptecNet Annual Conference this coming week in Mainz not only as participants but also with our own booth. You can also find us first at the lectures and then during the breaks at Booth L3 in scenic Leibniz Saal.
It’s about time to strengthen the interregional and interdisciplinary ideas of networking, write Daniela Reuter, Chairman of ... more
The networking meeting of the professional group in optical design from bayern photonics and the working group in optical design and simulation of photonics BW took place at kdg for the first time on 24 November 2016.
Admittedly, we couldn’t provide the dreamlike winter wonderland that our host Michael Hosp showed at the beginning of his short ... more
kdg starts 2017 with not only a new logo but also a thrilling new motto.
You have probably noticed it already. For a few weeks, our logo has been a round symbol. kdg’s former main colors – orange and ... more
The kdg campus is launching its first training course on the topic of Innovation Culture. The deadlines are 19-20 January and 7-8 March.
kdg opticomp’s customers and business partners already had the opportunity to try out this new area of kdg at the beginning of ... more
When it is the time for Christmas and the year comes to an end it is the time to say: Thank you and stay well.
Haven’t we just been so busy and so full of ideas? Isn’t there still so much to do? But suddenly it is blinking and glittering ... more
kdg Opticomp is now also certified according to ISO 9001:2015.
At the end of the day, Mathias ISO Kirschner, as we respectfully call him, could not resist a joyful grin, because this fall’s ... more
kdg is represented at two association booths at Compamed in Düsseldorf.
Yes, this year we are at Compamed, the leading international trade fair for the medical supply industry and product development. ... more
The internationally recognized lighting company Bartenbach and the Außerfern technology services provider kdg have teamed up to form a development partnership
Why search far and wide when the most inventive and innovative lighting planning and design company the industry has to offer in ... more
On 8 July, Michael Hosp and the kdg Opticomp Team hosted the first kdg Opticomp Campus Day.
The kdg Campus was truly a matter close to his heart, said Michael Hosp, CEO of the corporate group kdg, during his witty ... more
kdg Opticomp is again represented with a booth and a presentation at the most important event in the LED industry.
If Siegfried Luger and his dedicated team call from Ländle about the annual LED professional Symposium + Expo in the Bregenzer ... more
That was our Lechtal window at Light & Building in Frankfurt.
Optics are King. Yes, that was our kdg Opticmp Living Room at the Light + Building. Meanwhile it is back here in Elbigenalp with ... more
This invisible light jewel of Bartenbach has many of you excited completely. Therefore we are particularly pleased that we can manufacture this first-class component for our partner Bartenbach.
Actually it is definitely much too beautiful to disappear behind a ceiling. We talk about lens LFOTM, one of the most ... more
Come and visit us in our kdg Opticomp Living Room at light + building, Hall 4.0, A16.
Err, that business about the prophet and the mountain, how did it go again? Ah, yes. Exactly. Since we haven’t had the pleasure ... more
Interview with Dr. Angelika Hofmann, the leading optical designer at kdg Opticomp.
She’s a passionate optical developer and above all one of the very few female freeform experts. kdg OC Communication Manager ... more
kdg Opticomp is among the project partners in the first call for the new Austrian-Chinese research cooperation project.
‘NextGenUpCon’, the name of the research project which has been submitted and approved, almost sounds like a catchy hip-hop term ... more
Yes, our Free Form fun tour continues to run successfully! After the Laser World of Photonics in early summer in Munich, we are now moving on to the LpS at Lake Constance.
A few weeks ago spectacular theatre productions were still taking place in the Bregenz Festival House, bathed in similarly ... more
Yes, we have fun and enjoy what we do.Whether here in Elbigenalp or at the LASER World of PHOTONICS which starts on June 22. So please come along and you´ll see: we do not only know how to mould high-precision optical components but also the finest waffles.
It all started with a Christmas gift and a little card with a cryptic message in the unmistakable handwriting of the boss: “Have ... more
kdg, the specialist in high-end optical moulding, strengthens cooperation with LightCube, a spin-off from the University of Padua.
Based in the Tyrolean Lech Valley, kdg is already working closely with LightCube on R&D issues and in the field of optical ... more