Newport Adds Rapid Prototyping at Mass. Optics Facility
FRANKLIN, Mass., April 19, 2016 — Photonics and optics technology firm Newport Corp. said it has completed a capacity expansion and upgrade of its Corion optical filter and replicated mirror manufacturing facility in Franklin, Mass.
The renovation added new coating chambers and dedicated space for future technology upgrades, with the goal of providing rapid prototyping of new products for both end-user and OEM customers, and to provide space for manufacturing these critical components. The new coating chambers can provide fully dense thin-film coatings in prototype and production quantities.
Further improvements to the facility are planned in 2016 and will focus on the upgrade of its optical assembly lab and product test areas, Newport said.
- optical filter
- A device with characteristics of selective transmittance, capable of passing a certain part of the electromagnetic spectrum while being opaque to the other portions. Means of producing filters varies considerably. Color filters (for the visual) usually consist of glass, gelatin or plastic containing dyes or pigments. Band pass filters are found in signal processing and are commonly fabricated via electronics and complex circuitry and are designed to pass and reject parts of the spectrum based...
- A smooth, highly polished surface, for reflecting light, that may be plane or curved if wanting to focus and or magnify the image formed by the mirror. The actual reflecting surface is usually a thin coating of silver or aluminum on glass.
- A transparent optical component consisting of one or more pieces of optical glass with surfaces so curved (usually spherical) that they serve to converge or diverge the transmitted rays from an object, thus forming a real or virtual image of that object.
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