Anton Paar TriTec SA (previously CSM Instruments) has been leader in the development of instruments for surface mechanical properties characterization for over 30 years in both research and industrial fields.
CSM Instruments develops, manufactures and sells instruments to characterize mechanical properties of surfaces. We have been the world leader in this market for more than 30 years, first under the name of LSRH then CSEM.
CSM Instruments provides equipment that allows the mechanical characterization of a wide range of surfaces and bulk materials. Adhesion of paints, optical thin films or hard coatings can be defined using one of our Scratch Testers. These span the nano to the macro range to analyze the widest range of materials. Dynamic testing measurements can be performed to define not only the hardness of the material, but also to evaluate the plastic and elastic deformation, the elasticity module, creep and much more. For wear testing we offer the Tribometer, based on the pin-on-disc principle that operates both in the Micro and Nano regime; to record the frictional coefficient and measure the wear volume. Other equipment measures film thickness. Additionally, CSM provides three dimensional viewing capabilities of sample surfaces under most testing regimes.
Coating Thickness by Calotest
Since 1924, Cargille Laboratories has been providing specialized services to a broad range of laboratory sciences. Cargille develops and manufactures optical liquids calibrated for refractive indices for use throughout the many laboratory disciplines involving microscopy and optics. Advances for the microscopy field continually develop from Cargille Laboratories’ research.
Cargille has also consistently led in the development and standardization of immersion oils for over 50 years. Cargille immersion oils meet or exceed the ISO 8036-1 Standard, and in fact, Cargille served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Standards Organization and helped write the ISO specifications for immersion oils in conjunction with microscope manufacturers, experts, and users worldwide.
Other major products which Cargille concentrates on include highly stable Laser Liquids, mounting medias, optical gels, fused silica matching liquids, comminuted optical glass & mineralogical reference standards, viscosity tubes, beakers, Sink-Floats®, Heavy Liquids®, and other scientific and laboratory specialties.
Fil-Tech, Inc. is recognized worldwide for quality products, sold at competitive prices with same day shipping. We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality quartz crystals for thin film measurement and a leading manufacturer of thin film related hardware. Fil-Tech supplies the thin film, optical coating, ophthalmic and semiconductor industries with a range of competitively priced quality consumable items to keep our customers up and running.
Vacuum Measurement Gauges
Crystals, Hardware and Monitors
Electron Beam Gun Parts
Ion Source Parts
Vacuum Fluids and Greases & Filters
Leak Detector Parts
Since 1974 Glass Fab Inc. has met customers stringent specifications by providing fabricated parts made of optical glass, filter glass, fused quartz and silica, low expansion materials, and various other optical materials. Because of this, Glass Fab has grown to become a world leader in fabricating quality optical blanks.
With over 100,000 lbs of raw inventory, our skilled craftsmen can fabricate most parts rapidly and consistently. Most materials are melt lot controlled so we can provide traceable optical data with orders. With our test equipment (where the material quality and color will allow), we can select to specifications beyond the manufacturers standard specs including bubble quality, stress birefringence, striae, and homogeneity.
Our stock consists of, but not limited to, the following:
Materials designed for their index and dispersion properties. Typical use are in lens systems. Our stock includes materials from: CDGM, Corning, Hikari, Hoya, Ohara Pilkington, Schott, Sumita, and others.
Materials designed for their transmission or absorption properties. Extremely varied uses from medical to fire detection systems. Our stock includes materials from: Hoya, Isuzu, Kopp, Optima, Schott, and others.
Materials with low thermal expansion and high transmission. Uses range from substrates to high powered laser systems. Our stock includes materials from: Corning, GE Momentive, Heraeus, Nikon, Ohara, Tosoh, and others.
Materials with low thermal expansion (some extremely low). Typical uses are substrates, test flats, and mirrors. Our stock includes materials from: CDGM, Corning, Ohara, Schott, and others.
Our stock includes some ceramics, float glasses, and others.
With our ovens, we can re-anneal most materials to fine and precision annealed tolerances. We can also reslump most materials into sizes beyond the raw material size (ie. taking 40mm thick strip and making material 50mm thick).
We have a long standing commitment to quality and excellence in the high vacuum industry. Started in 1967 the company is a leader in manufacture of high vacuum equipment for thin film coating and etching.
Intlvac Thin Film’s primary goal is to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of simple PVD and Ion Beam Sputter/Etch machine manufacturing and installation.
We started exporting our systems around the world in 2001, and now have equipment installed across the US, and in Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Israel.
Research and development play a major role in our technology’s edge in the market. Our in-house development lab designs, engineers and manufactures machinery used for Physical Vapor Deposition and ion beam etching. We specialize in engineering solutions for a variety of specific results and outcomes using this process. We provide our customers with machinery needed for creating coatings including ion source and all parts needed to make it function. Additionally, we manufacture high quality PVD coatings using techniques such as Ion Assisted Thermal and Electron Beam Evaporation, Reactive and non-reactive magnetron sputtering. Diamond Like Carbon by Plasma Enhanced Vapor Deposition.
Intlvac Thin Film has become an authority for Ion Beam Etch/Sputter systems and reactive sputter systems for precision optical coatings.
Products & Services:
Thin Film Deposition Systems
Ion Beam Etch & Ion Beam Sputter Systems
Diamond-Like Carbon Systems
Optical Fiber Metalization
Thermal Vacuum & Space Simulation Systems
IVI has been designing and manufacturing a vast array of High Tech, High Vacuum Controlled Atmosphere Processing Systems and Facilities since 1969.
Our experience in providing high quality systems for this extended period of time covers a wide variety of Process Solutions for many disciplines. Our highly advanced and complete control systems simplify the most complex processes with integration of control and information.
IVI’s multi-faceted technology experience, over the last five decades, will provide an ideal R & D or Production Tool to solve your requirement. We have provided convenient Coating-IVD-PVD-Sputtering and Furnace Process Questionnaires to aid in identifying your requirements.
Ion Vapor Deposition IVD
R&D Materials Processing Tools
Forensic Fingerprint Vacuum Metal Deposition
Organic Light Emitting Device (OLED) Processing
Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Sputtering
Vacuum Components & Power Supplies
Controlled Atmosphere Furnace
Vacuum Arc Melting Furnaces
Vacuum Brazing Furnaces
Vacuum Diffusion Bonding Furnaces
Vacuum Induction Melting and Casting Furnaces
Vacuum Sintering & Heat Treating Furnaces
MATERIALS RESEARCH FURNACES, INC., designs, manufactures, and services high-temperature, vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnaces for a wide range of applications. MRF, Inc has a line of standard products and also builds many custom furnaces to meet specific customer requirements. MRF products are used worldwide by laboratories, universities and the production industry.
Heat Treating, MIM, CVD, CVI
Are your application requirements not obtainable with “off-the-shelf” ovens? MRF, Inc. specializes in high temperature furnaces customized for specific application needs. Many of our furnace systems are custom assignments where each one is uniquely built and configured for the specific needs and requirements of our customers.
If you have a more common high temperature furnace application, we can also supply you with one of our many time proven competitive standard products. Learn more about our various products. In addition to our complete furnace systems and standard accessories, we also provide heaters, shielding, insulation, chambers, vacuum kits, hydrogen kits, control kits and other parts specially designed for use on furnaces manufactured by others.
MRF, Inc. consists of highly experienced engineers and technical people and we consider ourselves high temperature, vacuum and controlled atmosphere furnace experts. Due to our wide products range and our wilingness to build about any furnace, our products are used for a wide variety of functions and uses. The list below is a sample of processes our different furnaces are used for.
High-temperature Furnace Applications:
Alloy creation, Annealing, Arc Casting, Arc Melting, Brazing, Binding, Casting, Ceramic Firing, Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI), Compound Synthesis, Crystal Growing (Bridgman, Czochralski, Stepanov), Debinding, Degassing, Dewaxing, Densification, Diffusion Bonding, Fiber Drawing (Optical, Graphite, Silicon Carbide),Gas Purification, Gem Creation, Heat Treating, Hardening, Hot Pressing, Laboratory Research, Material Densification, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Melting Point Determination, Metallic & non Metallic button creation, Nano-technology, Physical Testing, Powder Metallurgy, Purification, Quenching, Silicon Nitriding, Reaction Bonding, Sintering, Surface Heat Treatment, Temperature Sensor Calibration.
Microscopy Applications include:
Polarized Light Microscopy
Optical Microscopy Tutorials:
Basic Concepts in Optical Microscopy | Java
DIC Microscopy | Images | Videos | PDF
Phase Contrast Microscopy | Java | Images
Fluorescence Microscopy | Java | Videos
Stereomicroscopy and Illumination | Images
Confocal Microscopy | Java | Images
Resonant Scanning Confocal Microscopy | Flash
Digital Imaging in Optical Microscopy | PDF
Alignment for Köhler Illumination | PDF
Oxy-Gon offers a wide range of furnaces for, Ceramic Firing, Annealing, Brazing, Hot Pressing and more. Oxy-Gon furnaces have temperatures up to 2800°C (5000°F) and controlled atmospheres, rough to ultra-high vacuum, inert gas, nitrogen, hydrogen or reducing gas. Oxy-Gon is “Degrees Ahead in Quality” since 1988.
Gas Purification Furnaces
Universal Application Furnaces
Bottom Loading Furnaces
Bell Jar Loading Furnace
General Purpose Furnaces
Hot Press Furnace Systems
Fiber Draw Furnaces
End Loading Tube Furnaces
Top Loading Furnaces
Crystal Growth Furnaces
Tensile Testing Furnaces
Molybdenum Furnace Elements
Tungsten Furnace Elements
For forty years, Summers Optical has manufactured and distributed optical cements and adhesives for military, commercial, and aerospace usage. Formerly known as Summers Laboratories, we have been the innovators of unique adhesive systems for the bonding of glass to metal, glass to glass, metal to plastic, and plastic to metal as well as 2-Component and 1-component (UV curing) cements for the bonding of like and unlike substrates.
All of our cements and adhesives have been formulated and are manufactured keeping in mind many of the typical bonding problems that are prevalent in the optical industry. Our line of cements offer solutions to broad band transmission, high mechanical shock and chemical resistance, differences in thermal expansion, laser, fiber optic, and filter applications, as well as bonding a wide variety of substrate materials.
We have always been committed to our customers and this commitment is matched only by our pride in quality and workmanship. You are invited to browse through our home page to learn more about our cements and our cementing accessories and what we have to offer the optical industry.