Coating is the last step before an optic gets assembled for proof of concept testing, and we know how tight schedules can get at this point. That’s why our engineers ask the right questions to understand your application and your optics, allowing us to quickly offer reasonably priced, creative solutions at 1-2 piece volumes.
We typically quote within 2 days of RFQ and deliver within 1-2 weeks from receipt of parts. This is because many prototypes can be coated using our extensive collection of customized and adjustable in-house tooling, which in reduces NRE tooling charges and eliminates a common gating factor in leadtime.
Low Volume Optic Coating
Depending on the desired quantity, some of our customers only need a small run to complete their project. Typically, this includes work for aerospace or industrial applications. Occasionally, a small volume is all that is required to complete an order. Not a prototype, but an actual production run with a handful of optics. Coating houses that only offer high volume coating are not interested, and so we offer this solution for those cases. For instance, if you have a single, large window that IS the project, we can custom coat, test and ship that one part to you. Metal, glass or polymer materials are all options for this level of support from AccuCoat.
Talk to our staff for more details around this type of coating RFQ.
Designed for Manufacturability
While not every prototype becomes a product, we like to think ahead. By understanding your true needs early on, we can develop a coating solution that gets you through prototyping quickly yet is designed to transition easily to volume.
We consider volume production details like tolerancing, clear aperture, handling, yield, and packaging when designing your prototypes, giving you confidence that the quality and performance you receive at 1-2 piece volumes can be replicated in the thousands and at your cost target.
Contact us to discuss your prototyping needs today.