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Test Plates and Mirror Blanks

United Lens Company (ULC) is celebrating 100 years of business, a considerable milestone. Over the past century, we lead the industry in the manufacture of precise, high quality test plates and mirror blanks. Test plates and mirror blanks are the first step in producing industrial quality mirrors, which are most commonly found in imaging equipment, […]


Colored Filters

While lens quality, illumination level, and aperture size are all important considerations in designing a machine vision system, colored filters can be instrumental in achieving the highest contrast images possible. Though seemingly insubstantial, colored filters are essential for achieving excellent image contrast and improving the overall performance of machine vision systems. They offer impressive individual […]


Laser Debris Shields

Laser technology is constantly, and quickly, advancing. As laser processing technologies improve, its uses also diversify. Today, lasers are regularly used in a multitude of industries, from aerospace and industrial manufacturing, to medical and military.  State of the art laser optical components drive all modern laser processing systems. The workhorses that make it all possible, […]


ULC Featured on Engineering.com

Engineering.com, a worldwide aggregator of leading industry voices, recently featured United Lens Company (ULC) in an article about laser optic protection. The article recognized ULC for its innovative debris shields and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) laser cutting protection solutions. OEMs in automotive, medical, military, and commercial industries use laser techniques to precisely cut, weld, and […]


Education at Work: Manufacturing Opens Up a New World

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

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. […]


United Lens Company Brings 100 Years of Service to the Community

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 […]


ULC Expands Capabilities to Include Spherical Polishing

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 […]


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

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, […]


United Lens Company Honors 16 Employees for Milestones in Service

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, […]

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