CUSTOM OPTICAL ENGRAVED MOLDS AND ROLLS


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Engraving

We diamond engrave a variety of high precision optical micro-structures directly into electrolytic nickel plates or rolls. Patterns include fly’s-eye lens arrays, lenticular arrays, Fresnel lenses, prisms, v-groove, gratings, optical diffusers, micro-text, micro-features, solar concentrators, light management and other optical patterns.

Optical Design

Our extensive manufacturing experience is built into every design. It all starts with an optical design. We can design an optical micro-structure for your needs using industry leading analysis, optimization and tolerancing. Designs can be tailored to material resin formulations and end use requirements, generate all data required for tooling, and additionally take into account anticipated manufacturing distortions.

Optical and Stylus Profile Analysis

Through our state of the art photonics metrology capability, we can analyze optical materials post production. Manufacturing distortions and defects can be identified and quantified through surface profile data, and in the case of lens arrays, can be used to specify optimal material gauges.