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ULC Exhibits at 2017 LASER World of Photonics Event

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United Lens Company (ULC) will be among the featured exhibitors at this year’s LASER World of Photonics event. This biennial event is among the most well-known and comprehensive trade events of the photonics industry, and it will take place from June 26-29 in Munich’s International Congress Center (ICM). We are excited to showcase our latest […]


United Lens Company a Featured Exhibitor of Annual SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo

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The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) has announced that its latest event—the Defense + Commercial Sensing Conference and Expo—will take place from April 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. This event is regarded as the premiere optics exhibition relating to defense, health care, security, as well as the environment. United Lens Company […]


The Annealing Process for Glass Material

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The annealing process is critical to the durability of glass. Among the variety of issues for improperly annealed glass is the probability of the glass to crack or shatter from just a slight temperature change. When glass is not annealed correctly, the thermal stress can significantly decrease the overall strength of the glass. The Annealing […]


ULC Attends 2017 Pittcon Event to Be Held in Chicago

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The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, also known as Pittcon, is holding its annual Conference & Expo from March 5 – 9 in Chicago, IL. This prestigious five-day event will take place in McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center and frequent site of trade-related events. Founded in 1950, Pittcon is a […]


Witness Samples

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Witness samples are exactly as their name implies — samples of optical materials and/or coatings. Companies use witness samples as “witnesses” to a coating run in the thin film coating process. Witness samples allow testing without handling the actual part, to ensure the coating process is accurate before moving forward with the optical component.  When […]


High Power Laser Mirrors

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As laser technology advances and becomes more cost effective, more and more industrial manufacturers are incorporating them into production processes. Industrial lasers today are used everywhere from the aerospace and military/defense industries to telecommunications and a variety of other industrial manufacturing sectors. The unsung heroes of laser processing are mirrors, specifically high power laser mirrors. […]


Test Plates and Mirror Blanks

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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