Need to control parallelism to the arc-second quality level?

A global laser and sensor OEM needed to find a glass component manufacturer able to control parallelism to the arc-second quality level on the outer diameter and inner diameter of large glass tubes, while providing superior surface quality that did not adversely affect the transmitted laser spot size.

How did IRD help?

Detailed consultations with customer to understand needs and expectations and how the component was to be used.

Developed custom machinery and dedicated floor space to the customer’s project.

Implemented internal processes within the manufacturing cell ensuring all specifications were met.

Final Results

A 20-year relationship with the customer, including multiple supplier of the year awards, was the result. IRD Glass was sole source supplier of the component until the customer’s laser system was obsoleted due to new technology.

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