Lapping & Polishing of Precision Optical and Photonic Lenses
Lapping Sapphire, Zinc Selenide, Zinc Sulfide, Germanium, Calcium Fluoride, Magnesium Fluoride, Silicon Carbide, Beryllium, YAG and Gallium Nitride.
While fused Silica, BK7 and Borofloat are relatively easy to lap and polish using cerium oxide, and other conventional abrasives, super hard materials like sapphire or zinc selenide present an entirely new challenge. Lapping cycles can become very long which drive up costs and lower factory output.
Our R&D Labs specialize in developing new products for the processing of optical and photonic substrates while our Process Development Laboratories work hand-in-hand with customers to reduce cycle times, improve part quality and finishes while at the same time reducing waste and rejects. Also, we offer full systems solutions to any application challenge; the machines, machine accessories and consumables.
We are experienced with many exotic materials such as Sapphire, Zinc Selenide, Zinc Sulfide, Germanium, Calcium Flouride, Magnesium Fluoride, Silicon Carbide, Beryllium, YAG and Gallium Nitride. All of these materials lend themselves to being processed more efficiently with diamond than Boron Carbide or Cerium.
Let our specialized labs work with you to:
- Improve flatness, parallelism and surface finish
- Reduce cycle times and improve productivity
- Reduce waste and associated disposal issues
- Lower overall costs
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