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Wayne Post
  • Optimax expands coating facility

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  • ONTARIO — Optimax has completed a new optical coating facility that is the third and final phase of a $10 million project that has created more than 50 jobs.
    “This enhances our capacity to support production and increases the offerings we can bring to the market,” said Rick Plympton, CEO, Optimax.
    The new 4,000-square-foot coating expansion houses eight optical coating chambers, three environmental testing chambers and can manufacture optical coatings for wavelengths from 193nm to 6000nm and diameters up to 500mm.
    Optimax now has the capability to precision clean, coat and test optics and offer, DUV through Mid-IR coatings, high laser damage threshold coatings for pulsed and CW applications, uniform coatings for fast surfaces and large diameters, shift free coatings, low coating stress for improved wavefront control.
    Optimax is America’s largest optics prototype manufacturer. With more than 20 years of experience and over 200 employees creating optics for aerospace, display technologies, solar applications, semiconductor and medical and military instruments. Optimax is headquartered in Ontario.

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