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ULC’s Guide to Custom Hand Molding

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 […]

ULC’s Guide to Precision Machining

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 […]

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 […]

ULC’s Guide to Optical Polishing

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 […]

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, […]

100 Years of Family Ownership at United Lens Company

United Lens Company (ULC) is ready to celebrate its 100th year of family ownership, American production, and pioneering technology. Founded in 1916 by Fileno DiGregorio as a modest single-furnace operation, ULC has grown to become the only truly vertically integrated company in the optical industry, offering the latest technologies and highest quality optical components per […]

United Lens Company Expands Capabilities with OptiPro CNC Polishing Machine Acquisition

New OptiPro PRO 160P Expands Rapid Prototyping Capabilities United Lens Company has acquired a new OptiPro PRO 160P, a high-speed spherical CNC polishing machine, in order to expand its polishing capability and better serve clients. This addition to our fabrication process allows for deeper vertical integration as we create some of the leading mirrors, prisms, […]

United Lens Company Partners with Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)

United Lens Company (ULC) has been a leading innovator in the optical element industry for nearly 100 years. We attribute much of ULC’s success to our custom capabilities, which are unmatched throughout the industry; moreover, we believe our dedication to customer satisfaction also sets us apart from competitors. In an effort to better serve our […]

Defense Innovation Days

During the Defense Innovation Days trade show in Newport, Rhode Island this summer, Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, & Logistics, visited the ULC Booth. ULC Vice President,  Paul DiGregorio, is shown explaining the company’s capabilities to Mr. Kendall.  ULC is located in  Southbridge, MA where the new Photonics Institute in Manufacturing […]

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