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Expanding Optical Coating Knowledge: Utilizing Industry Experts and Best Practices to Ensure Peak Performance

Posted by Chris Murphy on May 26, 2017 10:10:00 AM

In a complex industry that is constantly evolving, staying current on the latest developments is key to understanding customer needs and continuing to be a preferred partner in supply chains. As it is in other industries, continuous education is important to succeeding in optical coating. For VisiMax, investing in the skills and knowledge of its technical team leads to greater opportunities for the organization. This applies to the newest members of the team as well as seasoned thin film coating professionals.

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Topics: Optical Coating, Business Development

VisiMax Technical Team to Attend Techcon 2017, a Technical Conference Held by the Society of Vacuum Coaters

Posted by Chris Murphy on Apr 23, 2017 9:35:00 AM

April 29-May 4, VisiMax's technical team will attend Techcon, a technical conference hosted by the Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC), the global source for learning, applying, and advancing vacuum coating, surface engineering, and related technologies.

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Topics: Optical Coating, Business Development, Vacuum Coating

Filtering Light: Optical Filters Designed to Provide More Desirable Lighting

Posted by Chris Murphy on Mar 3, 2017 9:22:00 AM

Optical filters are generally used to selectively transmit or reject a narrow wavelength band or a range of wavelengths. VisiMax can provide a variety of optical light filters; one area of application is filter coatings. VisiMax Process Color Filters selectively and accurately pass the light of a small range of colors while reflecting other colors. Our heat-resistant dichroic filter coating technology produces durable interference filters that render light with precise spectral control.

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Topics: Optical Coating, Anti-Reflection Coatings

A Review of Photonics West 2017: The Perspectives of New and Experienced Optical Coaters

Posted by Chris Murphy on Feb 18, 2017 9:50:00 AM

Photonics West attendees can nearly always expect a great show, but exactly what makes it great changes year after year. Sometimes it's the exhibitors' displays that wow, other years the classes and presentations get the attention, and the conversations with fellow attendees are always of interest to those looking to keep up with the latest industry trends.  

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Topics: Trends, Business Development

Reducing Transmission Loss with Anti-Reflection Coatings: The Benefits of VisiClear Coatings

Posted by Chris Murphy on Feb 16, 2017 4:40:00 PM

As one of the most common types of optical coatings, anti-reflective coatings are typically used in various types of applications such as light fixtures, displays, and eyewear. Specifically, VisiClear Anti-Reflection Coatings from VisiMax are used in applications across a wide variety of industries and across the globe. One other notable application for anti-reflection coatings is Digital Light Projection (DLP) systems.

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Topics: Capabilities, Anti-Reflection Coatings

The Next Generation of Optical Coaters: Continuing Thin Film Expertise through Knowledge Transfer

Posted by Chris Murphy on Dec 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Optical coating is a complex process with critical details that can greatly impact the outcome of a project. Many times, thin film coating knowledge is an understanding of certain variables that is developed over time. Because large portions of the workforce are baby boomers who will retire in the near future, how do you train the incoming coating engineers in a field that simply requires experience?

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Topics: Optical Coating, Business Development

Getting to Know Your Optical Coater: Why a Consultation Benefits Your Supply Chain

Posted by Chris Murphy on Oct 10, 2016 3:15:00 PM

Having optical coating work done is often perceived by optics systems designers and fabricators as risky, expensive, and painful – sort of like going to the dentist. But it doesn’t have to be like this. When you establish a relationship with an experienced coating partner the risks within your optics supply chain are mitigated.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Business Development

Optical Coaters at Optics+Photonics 2016: Go for San Diego, Stay for the Business Opportunities

Posted by Chris Murphy on Sep 16, 2016 2:15:00 PM

For an optical coater, SPIE’s annual Optics + Photonics conference is like a boiled down version of Photonics West—a distillation of everything we want in an optics conference without the hustle and bustle of the magnificent Moscone Center. Photonics West is still a favorite because of its importance to us and our industry, but Optics + Photonics delivers the facetime and prospecting potential that we crave from a high quality trade show.

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Topics: Trends, Business Development

Diversifying Supply Chains: Why Secondary Sources are Necessary to Optical Coating Success

Posted by Chris Murphy on Aug 9, 2016 3:17:39 PM

Managing Risk in Optical Supply Chains

Trusting a single source with your company's entire optical coating needs speaks volumes to partner loyalty. But in an ever-evolving industry that is driven by rapid turnaround, a diversified supply chain is not only a safe business decision but a smart one. Diversification of suppliers opens up business opportunities that single source reliance cannot.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Optical Coating

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