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
Asahi Spectra Co. (ASC) was founded in 1970 in Tokyo, Japan by 3 engineers. ASC has been developing a vacuum deposition technology such as ion assisted deposition (IAD) and ion beam sputtering (IBS) , which achieve hard coating, excellent durability for environment (humidity, low or high temperature, thermal shock or vacuum) and stability of spectral performance. By now our optical filters have contributed in various markets such as astronomy, semiconductor, biotechnology, education and so on.
Nowadays, customer requirements are becoming more complicated as optical innovation advances, and most requirements cannot be satisfied by just optical filter technology. So we have been trying to expand our field to optical instruments based on our 40 years accumulated optical know-how as you can see how professional our optical instruments are.
Our integrated manufacturing process by both filter and instrument specialists is the most competitive advantage against "other only-optical-filter makers".
Asahi Spectra USA Inc. was established in January, 2005 in California in order to distribute the Asahi Spectra brand in USA and all over the world. Major Customers in the US include:
California Institute of Technology
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.
ER Precision Optical (ERPOC), incorporated in March of 1992, is a diverse materials and precision optics manufacturing company located in downtown Orlando. ERPOC provides custom infrared materials and precision optical components to the defense & aerospace, semiconductor, solar, electronics and medical markets.
The ONLY U.S. manufacturing facility providing germanium and silicon crystals to meet your most advanced IR applications. We are ISO certified, ITAR compliant, Small Business / HUBZone classified to benefit government supplier requirements. ERPOC provides competitive prices with the shortest lead times.
The new ERPOC has installed the latest state-of-the-art precision tooling and advanced metrology tools which enable us to maximize our machining capabilities, minimize production costs and provide you the assurance that we meet your tightest specifications on all the materials and parts we deliver.
ER Precision Optical has invested significantly the past year in our new expansion in crystal growing. We are now fully functional with four crystal pullers and have more than doubled our capacity. Our new expansion specializes in optical grade Germanium and silicon. We also offer semiconductor or electronic grade and solar grade silicon. Materials are available in full ingot form, generated blanks, or as finished product. We have CofCs available for all our material upon request to assure your specifications are met.
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
LC-Tec is a technology company specializing in optical components based on liquid crystal (LC) technology. Located in Borlänge, Sweden, we have over 25 years' experience of designing and manufacturing a wide range of LC-based products, including optical shutters, variable ND filters, switchable and tunable color filters, polarization modulators/rotators, variable retarders, and information displays.
With facilities housing advanced electro-optical laboratories as well as a modern passive matrix LCD manufacturing line, we are a one-stop-shop covering the full span from early R&D to volume manufacturing. LC-Tec is a publicly traded company, listed on the NGM Nordic MTF stock exchange market.
Direct-View 3D Displays
Photography & Videography
Cameras & Machine Vision
Mahr-ESDI is a world-class developer of metrology instrumentation and software serving companies of all sizes, major research laboratories, and universities worldwide. Mahr-ESDI offers state-of-the-art metrology products that are both affordable and unprecedented in performance.
High performance interferometric analysis software designed to adapt to virtually any fringe-based interferometer. IntelliWave is the de-facto software standard in wavefront analysis and interferometer independence, from which all other's attempt to follow. No other software package covers the breadth of IntelliWave's feature set, instrument compatibility, Plug-In expandability, Automation, and Interactivity with external programs. For over 10 years the largest and smallest of companies and research labs have relied on IntelliWave for mission critical applications in the area of interferogram/wavefront acquisition and analysis. Entire factory floors have standardized on IntelliWave for their quality control of lenses, mirrors, prisms, machined metal parts, and complete optical systems such as lithography steppers.