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Precision Optical occupies a magnificent 41,655 square-foot manufacturing marvel in Costa Mesa, California that was custom-designed to be optimized for the manufacture of precision optical components, coatings, and assemblies. It is one of the most well equipped optical manufacturing facilities in...
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- Wilmington, NC
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Angstrom Precision Optics Inc.
- Rochester, NY
Angstrom Precision Optics is a leading manufacturer of high quality precision optical and photonic components worldwide. APO has drawn on over 30 years experience, talent and resources to provide UV, visible, and IR components to a myriad of industries. Capabilities: APO has the capacity to...
BMV Optical Technologies Inc.
- Ottawa, Canada
Provides manufacturing services for optical components, optical assemblies and thin-film coatings. Products include lenses (cylindrical and spherical), etalons, precision flats, beamsplitters, laser windows and mirrors. Our products are often used in laser based applications and we produce...
Bond Optics LLC
- Lebanon, NH
Bond Optics manufactures high precision custom optical components (Prisms, Windows, Lenses, Beamsplitters, Mirrors) from prototype to production. Our superior quality optics, produced to exact design specifications, are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, biomedical,...
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- West Covina, CA
Since 1932 Davidson Optronics, Inc. has built a reputation for supplying precision optics and fine optical metrology instrumentation. Laboratories, observatories, universities and manufacturers throughout the world are using precision Davidson optics and instruments for metrology, aerospace,...
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- Somerset, England
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- Acton, MA
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- Bandon, OR
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- Northvale, NJ
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- Batesville, AR
Optics that Defend, Build, Cure and Discover ... For this world and beyond The LaCroix name is synonymous with quality precision optics. Since 1947, three generations of family leadership have placed LaCroix Optical Co. as one of the premier independent precision optical manufacturers in...
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- Costa Mesa, CA
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- Aberdeen, MD
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- Fitchburg, MA
OPCO specializes in Precision Fabrication of Lenses, Prisms, Beamsplitters, High Reflection Mirrors, Windows, Domes, Filters and Flow Cells. Optimize product performance with affordable custom precision optical components designed to meet your requirements. OPCO specializes in Precision...
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- Centennial, CO
Manufacturer of precision optical components and high-power laser coatings from UV to IR. Supplier of stock and custom optics. Products include lenses, beamsplitters, filters, windows, mirrors, waveplates, large wedges and prisms. In-house coatings include antireflection, high reflection, dichroic...
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- Lafayette, CO
As one of the original laser optics manufacturers in the US, Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) has a longstanding history of developing and advancing high quality precision custom optics, specialty coatings, simple and complex opto-mechanical assemblies for Deep UV through Far IR applications....
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- Tokyo, Japan
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- Merrick, NY
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- Southbridge, MA
ULC is ITAR registered & ISO 9001:2008 certified, vertically integrated optical component manufacturer in USA serving the defense/aerospace and commercial photonics industry since 1916. Providing precision glass fabrications to challenging thin-film coating for optics of various shapes and...
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