Plastics

AccuCoat has developed processes that enable us to effectively coat plastic substrates (including Zeonex and Ultem) with optical thin films that can meet the difficult environmental requirements of today’s MIL-SPECs and ISO specifications. Typical tests include abrasion, humidity and multiday temperature cycling. Wide-angle AR coatings, beamsplitters, and dielectric mirrors are some of the products we have developed for a range of applications from the visible to the IR. Read more in our application note, Coating on Plastic Substrates.

Other Materials

In addition to a variety of normal and sensitive glass types from Ohara and Schott, AccuCoat has experience in coating Single Point Diamond Turned (SPDT) metal and crystallines. These include bare and nickel-plated Aluminum, Silicon, Germanium, Calcium Fluoride, Sapphire and Zerodur and a variety of other components.

Coatings are designed to be index matched when required and customer specifications are met through the use of several thin film design software programs.

Typical Applications: Instrumentation, Sensors, Medical devices, Imaging systems, Night vision, Security systems, Machine vision systems, Display, Projection systems, Lighting, Military, University Research, Telescopes, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR).

Durability

Many of our coatings, custom and standard, have been certified to meet stringent environmental and durability testing requirements.

Military Specifications: MIL-M-13508C, MIL-PRF-13830B, MIL-F-48616, MIL-C-14806A, MIL-C-48497A, MIL-C-675C
ISO Specifications: ISO 9211-3

Other common certifications include Laser Damage Threshold & Laser Damage Resistance testing.

Substrate Forms

  • Cubes
  • Rod Lenses
  • Filters
  • Lenses
  • Prism
  • Pellicles
  • Windows
  • Bonded Elements
  • Lens Arrays
  • Micro-Optics
  • Fresnel optics
  • Domes
  • Light Pipes
  • Wafers

Crystals

  • Silicon
  • Fused Silica
  • Crystals
  • ZnSe
  • IR Materials

Plastic Materials

  • Acrylic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polysulfone
  • PetG Films
  • Zeonex
  • PMMA
  • Ultem
  • Mylar Films
  • MR7

Glass Types

  • BK7
  • FK51
  • Pyrex
  • Zerodur
  • B270
  • SF13
  • Tac4

Metal Substrates

  • Diamond Turned Metals
  • Aluminum
  • Beryllium
  • Copper
  • Stainless steel