The Story of IRD Glass & AOI Inspection

The Story of IRD Glass & AOI Inspection

Automated optical inspection (AOI) is an automated visual inspection of a component. It uses cameras to check for defects. For our purposes, we are excited to use AOI in the quality inspection of precision glass tubes. The road from prototype to production was not an...
5 Ways Glass Helped Scientific Discoveries

5 Ways Glass Helped Scientific Discoveries

In 2018, The Atlantic called glass “humankind’s most important material.” It is used in test tubes, reading glasses, precision glass machining, etc. From the early days of Isaac Newton studying optics to modern-day inventions like optical telescopes, the field of...
What Is Optical Contact Bonding?

What Is Optical Contact Bonding?

Optical bonding is the joining of two optical components together. However, many methods are used for contact bonding, depending on what is needed and the type of optical components being used. Adhesive contact bonding is often utilized, where the two components are...
What Is Optical Bonding?

What Is Optical Bonding?

Optical bonding is a process used when two or more optic components must be joined or fused. The ability to perform optical bonding is a must for any modern company in the optics industry. Historically, optical bonding has been used in several breakthrough designs,...