NACL Wins Award for Third Consecutive Year

“North American Coating Laboratories Wins Third Consecutive Fast Track 50 Award for Sustained Business Growth” North American Coating Laboratories was…

Mirror Coating: Fashion vs Function

Mirror coating services are a major part of our heritage here at North American Coating Laboratories. When we began our…

Using Polymer Optics in Harsh Environments

Polymer optics are being used in a much wider array of applications as the manufacturing processes becomes more refined and…

What is DLC Coating?

A quick overview of DLC coatings.

Optical Coating Webinar

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Optical Coatings, but Were Afraid to Ask

Hydrophobic vs Hydrophilic Coatings

This quick post should help outline the fundamental differences between the two coating solutions, and help you make an educated decision in which coating would be most beneficial for your program.

How Do You Test Optical Coatings?

This post should help outline the methods the coating industry uses and help you make an educated decision in which tests are most beneficial for your program.

Electron Beam vs Magnetron

what is the difference between electron beam and Magnetron Sputter deposition

Understanding Optical Coatings

Optical coatings and the coating process itself are often the last thing engineers consider when designing both simple and complex…

“Thin-Film Coating for Military Eyepiece Displays”

Original Article in Novus Light. Today’s head-mounted eyepiece displays have to be tough enough to stand up to the harsh…

NACL Thin-Film Coating Case Study

Read or download our latest case study on coating solutions for rugged head-mounted display optics.

Thin-Film Deposition on Flexible Substrates

As the touch market explodes in popularity so too does the need for high performance thin-film coatings on flexible materials….

Coating Micro Optics

As consumer electronics continue to shrink in size and increase in functionality so too will the optics used to power…

Broadband vs Narrowband AR Coating

What is Broadband Anti-Reflective Coating? What is Narrowband Anti-Reflective Coating? Many times our industrial optics customers approach us and ask…

How to Clean an Anti-Reflective Coated Substrate

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at North American Coating Laboratories is “how do we clean…

ITO Coating on Plastic

As the consumer electronic market evolves manufacturers and industrial designers are looking for new and better ways to increase the…