Optical Surfaces Ltd., a leading manufacturer of high precision optics and optical systems, has announced investment in a coating facility that will allow the company, in future, to provide all standard metal coatings (Aluminium, Silver and Gold) on mirror substrates up to 355mm (14 inches) in diameter.
As a leading manufacturer of ultra-high precision off-axis parabola, aspheres, toroids and flats for organisations involved with fundamental physics, astronomy, space, defence and the environment, the new facility will enable Optical Surfaces Ltd to offer shorter delivery times and ensure full quality control of coated products.
"In the initial phase of implementation of the new facility - we will focus upon offering protected Aluminium coatings on 'glass' substrates to customers - which is the company's standard and most commonly used type of coating for mirrors" said Aris Kouris, Sales Manager at Optical Surfaces Ltd. To ensure the contamination-free status of its high precision optics - Optical Surfaces Ltd invested in a new class 10,000 clean room facility during 2009.
Optical Surfaces Ltd. has been producing optical components and systems for more than 45 years and is now accepted as one of Europe's leading manufacturers of high-precision optics. The company's main workshops and test facilities are deep underground in a series of tunnels excavated in solid chalk where temperature remains constant and vibration is practically non-existent. With such stable conditions testing particularly with long path lengths become quantifiable and reliable. Working with these natural advantages is a highly skilled team of craftsmen with a commitment to excellence in both product quality and customer service. Optical Surfaces ISO 9001-2000 approved manufacturing facility provides the flexible resources to supply from single specialist requirements to OEM quantities. All high precision optics are provided with a complete quality test assurance report.