What is the Difference Between Electron Beam Deposition & Magnetron Sputtering?

March 27, 2019

what is the difference between electron beam and Magnetron Sputter deposition

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A Bird’s-Eye View of AR Coatings, from Concept Through Production

March 26, 2019

Click here to view our 1 hour comprehensive overview of the concepts and design principles of AR coatings, and will discuss the equipment used in AR coating production and the process aspects of AR coatings. Many other types of coatings have evolved from these same principles, equipment, and processes. These will be touched on briefly, but the focus of the webinar will be on AR coatings. Please Click here and register & view this free and informative webinar

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Understanding Optical Coatings

February 20, 2019

Optical coatings and the coating process itself are often the last thing engineers consider when designing both simple and complex optical systems for prototype and wide-scale manufacturing. Our hope with this paper is to help and educate our future customers on the multiple types of optical coatings and some of their unique proprieties. Anti-reflection Anti-reflection films are used to maximize light transmission while increasing contrast and eliminating ghost images. Typically, these coatings are quite robust when tested for abrasion and environmental resistance. Most transmissive optics have some type of anti-reflection thin film on at least a single surface, but in…

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“Thin-Film Coating for Military Eyepiece Displays”

January 2, 2019

Written by Dan Fiore, Director of Business Development, North American Coating Laboratories. Original Article Here. Today’s head-mounted eyepiece displays have to be tough enough to stand up to the harsh environments found on the battlefield. A customer of North American Coating Laboratories (NACL) was looking to supply the military with a remote eyepiece that could be mounted to a variety of mission-critical systems, such as visors, glasses and electronic sights. Giving our troops a remote visual display from their weapon would allow them to see around corners unexposed, therefore keeping them safer and increasing their mission awareness. Symbols on the display helped them…

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