Optical Plastics

OPTICAL PLASTICS

Optical Plastics

Fiber Optic Center is dedicated to offering the best practices and solutions for injection molding, extrusion and diamond-turning.

Optical Plastic choices are critical as the wrong refractive index, birefringence, and fluidity can negatively impact the engineering goals.

injection molding, extrusion and diamond-turning

FOC helps YOU become more efficient, reduce costs and increase yields.

We provide the highest quality materials backed with industry-leading technical support and exceptional customer service. With cutting edge materials and best practices we can help you find the right solutions.

FOC focuses on several areas to ensure industry-leading solutions and best practices including:

  • Polymer material selection: Choosing the right optical plastic will improve the flexibility of the product design. Each optical plastic has its own features and benefits to meet the unique demands of each optical application. If there is a need for a high refractive index of 1.6 or more, extremely low birefringence, high heat resistance, low abbe number, optical and thermal stability, high fluidity and more, FOC can assist you with product selection and support you though proof of concept.
  • Refractive index selection: Higher refractive index material can bend the light more and allow the profile of the lens to be lower and get thinner. Decreasing lens thickness corresponds to decreased weight and continuation of the engineering goal that each generation of electronics be designed smaller than the one before.
  • Moldability:Preparation of mold surfaces and purging previous resins is an important step of the process. Proper preparation and set up will improve the production cycle and reduce mold cooling time. We offer injection molding guidelines and technical support.
  • Coating:FOC partners with coating companies who specialize in coating molded or diamond turned polymers. Various coatings have been tested on polymer plate samples of FOC materials. We rely on the engineering expertise of our partners to meet customer specifications.

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View Optical Properties and Melt Flow Rate

Polymer Materials – Optical Properties and Melt Flow Rate

*Material type: OKP is Polyester, LEV1700KL is Polycarbonate, U-100 is Polyarylate (Ultem-like), JM-1001 is Acrylic (PMMA-like)

**Birefringence OGC Method: Measurement instrument KOBRA-CCD, Lens diameter 4.68mm, Thickness of center 0.65mm (at meniscus)

View Physical and Mechanical Properties

Physical and Mechanical Properties

YOUR TECHNICAL RESOURCE FOR OPTICAL PLASTICS:

Kelly Barker • 508-717-8426 • KBarker@focenter.com

FEATURED PRODUCT

ANGSTROMLINK OKP OPTICAL PLASTIC SERIES

ÅngströmLink OKP Optical Plastic Series. Injection moldable optical plastic. Refractive indices of 1.61, a.63 and 1.64. For more information regarding your application, please contact Kelly Barker at kbarker@focenter.com


FEATURED PRODUCT

ANGSTROMLINK OKP OPTICAL PLASTIC SERIES

ÅngströmLink OKP Optical Plastic Series. Injection moldable optical plastic. Refractive indices of 1.61, a.63 and 1.64. For more information regarding your application, please contact Kelly Barker at kbarker@focenter.com

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Send us any technical question at AskFOC@focenter.com.
Email us your question and we’ll respond immediately.

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