NACL, Your Virtual, Mixed & Augmented Reality System Coating Experts
September 14, 2018
North American Coating Laboratories is carving a nice name for themselves with many of the large players in the exploding augmented, mixed and virtual reality space. NACL’s unique ability to coat polymer based optics with high performance optical coatings quickly and precisely has set them apart from other industry sources. Due to the rapid prototyping nature of the augmented and virtual reality industry, being able to perform on short notice and consistently deliver quality is a huge advantage that NACL offers its clients in this space.
Another unique differentiator for NACL is the heritage and experience they have gained in the ophthalmic industry. Virtually all augmented and virtual reality systems ride on an ophthalmic or visor based mechanical platform, so many of the techniques NACL has perfected for coating optics for ophthalmic and visor platforms correspond seamlessly to the burgeoning industry.
NACL’s commitment to the growth of the industry is evident in our involvement with the VR/AR Association (VRARA) which is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the VR and AR ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.
Additionally, NACL belongs to CLEVR a regional compendium of companies helping to ethically grow augmented, mixed and virtual reality based products, content and services in Cleveland, Ohio.
Below are the most popular coating solutions NACL supplies to AR/VR/XR companies:
- Custom designed and off the shelf beam splitters AKA “partial mirror” coatings in both dielectric and metallic varieties.
- Broad and narrowband anti-reflective coatings for standard and off-axis viewing angles in wavelength ranges from 300nm to 2.9um.
- Shortwave and Longwave dielectric pass filters
- Hydro and oleophobic coatings
The above are all available on glass and polymeric optics.
Call or email us now to discuss your project and learn how NACL is HERE TO HELP!