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Thin Film Coating Methods: Ion-Assisted Deposition

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United Lens Company (ULC) has been a leading manufacturer of optics since our founding 100 years ago. Today, ULC is one of the optical industry’s only vertically integrated companies. We offer a range of services, including a number of optical manufacturing processes performed in our Class 1000 Cleanroom. Thin Film Coating at ULC Depending on […]


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Education at Work: Manufacturing Opens Up a New World

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After graduating from high school in May of 2015, Bay Path Regional Technical Vocational student Nicholas Reid was selected to participate in a manufacturing skills training program sponsored by The Chamber of Central Mass South and several local manufacturers. The grant was administered by the Chamber’s Executive Director, Alix McNitt, and funded through a Regional […]


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United Lens Company Now Accepts Online Orders

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With launch of new online catalog, ULC now accommodates ordering products online We are proud to announce that effective immediately, all of our standard products will be available to order online via our new online catalog. As we continue to celebrate our 100th year in business, ULC has made customer-oriented improvements and community outreach initiatives. […]


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United Lens Company Brings 100 Years of Service to the Community

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As United Lens Company (ULC) celebrates 100 years of growth and business in Southbridge, the company is also celebrating 100 years of giving back to the community. This rich tradition of contribution to the Southbridge community — initiated by ULC founder Fileno DiGregorio in 1916 and nurtured since then — is alive and well at […]


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ULC’s Guide to Custom Hand Molding

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At United Lens Company, we are proud to offer consumers our unparalleled hand-molding services. Our experienced molders are dedicated to ensuring that customers receive only the finest industry-compliant glass molds available. The optical industry calls for intricate and specific requirements, ranging from complexly made compact specs to quick, convenient shipping and delivery. As the world’s […]


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ULC’s Guide to Precision Machining

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At United Lens Company, we offer precision machining services for optics. We have the capacity to produce a variety of different optical shapes, including cylindrical, flat, prism, spherical, and rectangular optics, as well as asymmetrical and uniquely shaped optics. We machine several different optical materials including fused silica, fused quartz, ceramic, optical glass, filter glass, and low expansion […]


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ULC Expands Capabilities to Include Spherical Polishing

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Since its founding in 1916, United Lens Company (ULC) has been dedicated to the continuous pursuit of diversification and growth in the optics industry. In order to grow, succeed, and remain relevant over the course of 100 years, a company must be adaptable. It needs to meet customer requirements, or develop the capabilities required to […]


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ULC’s Guide to Optical Polishing

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United Lens Company (ULC) is a one-stop solution for polishing, grinding, and finishing custom optics. We boast high speed polishing capabilities for single sided, double sided, spherical, and cylindrical lenses on a range of different materials, including fused silica, fused quartz, ceramic, optical glass, filter glass, and low expansion glass, including Zerdur®, ULE®, Borofloat®, and […]


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Visit ULC at Photonics West 2016 and Save on Your Next Order

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This February, United Lens Company (ULC) will be attending the Photonics West Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The conference, put on by the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) from February 16-18, will include a series of presentations and workshops from pioneers in lasers and optics for the biomedical, medical device, […]


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United Lens Company Honors 16 Employees for Milestones in Service

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Every holiday season, United Lens Company (ULC) holds a catered Christmas luncheon to thank our employees for their hard work and celebrate the year’s accomplishments. At ULC, we believe that fostering an inclusive culture is important to the success of our business; our employees are the driving force behind ULC’s outstanding manufacturing process, quick delivery, and […]

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