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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 […]

SPIE Optics + Photonics Conference – Come Visit us @ ULC Booth #726!

United Lens Company (ULC), a leading supplier of high-quality optical components, will be among the exhibitors featured at the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference on August 11, 2015. This three-day event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, and ULC representatives will be on hand at Booth 726 to provide technical support and […]

International Year of Light: Optics in Time

Light is perhaps the most essential resource of our planet. Thanks to light’s abundant power, civilizations flourish; light nurtures life and global connectivity, and it has enriched society’s understanding of medicine, entertainment, and other key facets of life. Researchers have continuously studied light through photonics, which is the science and technology of detecting and harnessing […]

ULC Attends Photonics West 2015

United Lens Company attended SPIE’s Photonics West at ULC the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA this year. With over 21,000 registrants this year, the exhibition was buzzing. ULC had a bit of our own activity, too: We raffled off the glass bat featured in the video below. The lucky winner certainly has a one of […]