Etalon establishes laser-based metrology subsidiary in the U.S.
Etalon, which specializes in laser-interferomter-based measurement technology, has established Etalon North America in Kirkland, WA.
Etalon (Braunschweig, Germany), which specializes in laser-interferomter-based measurement technology, has established Etalon North America in Kirkland, WA, to focus on the test and measurement needs of the strong North American aerospace and high-precision industrial machine sectors.
"This new presence will allow us to be more responsive to the unique needs of our customers in these industries,” says Heinrich Schwenke, CEO of Etalon. The general manager of the new subsidiary is Bruce Fiander, who has spent his career in industrial and aerospace sales. He has extensive experience in portable industrial metrology, particularly in the aerospace sector.
Etalon was founded as a spin-off from the German National Metrology Institute PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) in 2004, and offers system solutions for the calibration, monitoring, and accuracy enhancement of machine tools and measuring machines. In the area of machine compensation, Etalon is an official Zeiss Business Partner as well as Siemens Solution Partner. Etalon’s customers are from the machine tool, metrology, automotive, and aerospace industries, as well as from research sectors.