AccuCoat Technical Notes house our latest information on processes and capabilities that help our customers get the best possible results with their coating needs.


AccuCoat Technical Notes

Coating Plastic Substrates – Part 1 of 2

Did you know that more than half the substrates we coat are plastic? Often chosen for their low weight or durability, plastics are being used in an increasing number of medical, imaging, military, and virtual reality applications. Coating on plastic requires specialized cleaning, handling, and deposition processes in order to match the optical performance and durability possible on glass – and not everyone can do it. In Part 1 of this two-part series, we share how AccuCoat has overcome these challenges, and some of the surprising MIL-SPEC tests we’ve passed. Read more

AccuCoat Technical Notes

Coating Plastic Substrates – Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the specialized cleaning, handling, and deposition processes required to deposit coatings on plastics to MIL-SPEC standards. But why choose plastic optics? In Part 2, we explore the many coatings we can offer in the transition from glass to plastic. We’ll also share case studies of some successful projects, from laser sighting optics and mylar sheets to hot mirrors for virtual reality. Read more

Optical Coatings for the Defense Industry

The harsh operating environments in aerospace, defense, and military applications demand nothing short of the toughest optics. In this tech note, we share 5 things these customers require of us when coating mission-critical components, and how we meet their needs. ITAR compliance and MIL-SPEC testing are just the beginning. Read more

LiDAR Coatings Take Many Forms

LiDAR is becoming more of a household word as self-driving cars and high-end vehicles with collision avoidance systems make their way into the daily news. But LiDAR actually encompasses a much more varied range of applications and optical designs, each with their own unique coating needs. In this tech note, we’ll talk about what LiDAR is, where it’s used, where optical coatings fit in, and how AccuCoat adapts to it all. Read more

Augmented reality goggles showing prism placement

Living in 3D: Coatings for VR, AR, and MR

Virtual reality. Augmented reality. Mixed reality. What’s the difference, and how do optical coatings fit in? In this application note, we’ll explore the specific optical coating needs of this emerging technology, and share how AccuCoat is responding to its challenges. Read more