CAPABILITIES

IRD Glass is a leader in precision optical manufacturing. We provide a comprehensive array of optical and technical glass fabrication services including:

Precision Machining Capabilities

IRD Glass has CNC processing and other glass and ceramic fabrication equipment in house, which allows us to achieve remarkable customization in less time than competitors.

We provide:
  • Precision glass machining
  • Precision ceramic machining
  • Sapphire machining
  • Spinel machining
  • Quartz machining
  • ZERODUR® machining
TYPICAL BEST
Dimension ± .005″ ± .0001″
Radius ± .005″ ± .002″
Roughness Ra 30 µin Ra 10 µin
Flatness ± .005″ ± .002″
Parallel ± .005″ ± .002″
Max Size 30” x 16” x 16”

Polishing Capabilities

IRD Glass is considered a leader among precision glass polishers. Our experienced staff can lap and polish both flat substrates and cylindrical substrates to create a consistently uniform surface.

We provide:
  • Optical glass polishing
  • Spinel polishing
  • Sapphire polishing
  • ZERODUR® polishing
  • Precision stainless steel polishing
  • Acrylic polishing
  • Ceramics polishing
TYPICAL BEST
Roughness Ra < 1 µin Ra < 5 Å
Angles 5 arc min 3 arc sec
Flatness 1 wave < 1/20 wave
Parallel 30 arc sec < 5 arc sec
Max Size 16″ Diameter

Lapping Capabilities

Our lapping process is optimized for super-hard materials and will produce very flat, parallel, and smooth plano ceramic and custom glass components.

TYPICAL BEST
Roughness Ra < 10 µin Ra < 5 µin
Angles Na Na
Flatness ± .000050″ ± .000010″
Parallel ± .000050″ ± .000010″
Max Size 13.3″ Diameter

Grinding Capabilities

IRD Glass can grind both flat substrates and cylindrical substrates to create a uniform surface for further manufacturing techniques. We offer ID Grinding, OD Grinding. Surface Grinding, and Profile Grinding for precision glass, sapphire, IR materials, ceramic and ceramic blends.

TYPICAL BEST
Dimension ± .002″ ± .002″
Radius ± .005″ ± .001″
Roughness Ra 40 µin Ra 10 µin
Flatness ± .001″ ± .0002″
Parallel ± .001″ ± .0002″
Max Size 24″ Diameter (6″ ht)

Sawing Capabilities

TYPICAL BEST
Dimension ± .005″ ± .001″
Radius na na
Roughness Ra 30 µin Ra 10 µin
Flatness ± .005″ ± .002″
Parallel ± .005″ ± .002″
Max Size 14” x 8” x 1”

Waterjet Capabilities

TYPICAL BEST
Dimension ± .010″ ± .005″
Radius ± .010″ ± .005″
Roughness Ra 90 µin Ra 60 µin
Flatness ± .001″ ± .0002″
Parallel ± .001″ ± .0002″
Max Size 40″ x 24″ x 2″

Dicing Capabilities

TYPICAL BEST
Dimension ± .005″ ± .0005″
Roughness Ra < 10 µin Ra < 5 µin
Flatness Na Na
Parallel ± .000050″ ± .000010″
Max Size 8″ Dia x .300″ thick

Assembly Capabilities

Coming soon…….

Coating Capabilities

IRD is poised to serve all your coating needs.  From basic Mgf2 coatings to the incredibly intricate multiple-stack coatings, metallization and more.  IRD offers HLDT AR and mirror coatings, ultra-high reflective mirror coatings, beam splitters, notch, BBAR and many more.  Bring us your challenges, and let’s work together to find a solution!

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