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Abrisa Technologies has published these technical articles:

(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Despite the high metallic oxide content, Radiation Shielding Glass features high optical transmission, which makes it a perfect fit for view windows for X-ray rooms....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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1/8" thick low iron glass transmits approximately 2 to 3% more light than regular soda-lime glass, making it a perfect solution for applications requiring maximum visible light transmission and little...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Digital printing gives more detailed imaging when applying an image onto a material. However, screen printing is a lower cost method that provides more durable and vibrant imaging....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Glass that has been tempered or heat strengthened cannot be machined. Any fabrication done prior to the heat or tempering process must be smooth as well as chip and crack free. Any holes, notches,...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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HIE™ glass can achieve two times the compressive stress and depth of layer as does soda lime, if not greater....
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Frit is a durable, temperature resistant ink that is composed of glass and ceramic particles....
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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Chemical strengthening and heat strengthening/tempering are both processes for increasing the strength and durability of soda lime and other glass substrates....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Abrisa Technologies’ teleprompter beam splitter glass is used when talent needs to access text or prompts from an LCD or digital projection system and maintain a direct facing camera or audience...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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"Sparkle" occurs when non-glare glass is used with a display and has a surface where the etch pattern size and roughness has variation resulting in inconsistent, insufficient, or unpredictable light...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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The Abrisa Technologies Guide to Glass details the Optical properties of glass, information about light & color, glare reduction and glass strengthening techniques....
(Coating Services and Finishing Services)
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The tech note explains what an ITO coating is, how it is used and the benefits associated with ITO coating on glass....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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This is a dictionary of terms associated with optics, glass, and coatings....
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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This Tech Notes explains what UV blocking glass is, and how it interacts with UV light to act as a protectant....
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Throughout the past few decades, it has been established that people are being damaged by ultraviolet light from the sun, and so we are being encouraged by the medical industry to take protective...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Tech Note explains how UV blocking glass (coated glass filters) work in conjunction with dental curing lights....
(Optical Components)
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The Tech Note defines what a transparent window heater is, how it works and how it is applied....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Annealing vs. Tempering - Glass Strengthening...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Anti-glare or non-glare glass Ideal for outdoor or high ambient light applications...
(Coating Services and Finishing Services)
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The technical notes describes what a beam splitter is and what beam splitter coatings are and how they work along with how they are applied...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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There are two types of heat-treated glass, Heat-Strengthened and Fully Heat Tempered. Both of these processes have specification requirements, tolerances, and testing procedures which are defined by...
(Optical Components)
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The primary function of a bus bar is to conduct electricity. Typical bus bar applications for optics include heater windows and EMI Shielding....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Abrisa Technologies can fabricate many edge treatments for the various glass substrates we provide. The edge treatment selected can affect functionality and performance....
(Optical Components)
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Components with frit ink pass through a tempering oven where temperatures are highly elevated and the graphics essentially become part of the glass itself. The graphics are then scratch and abrasion...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Strengthening glass can be done via three primary processes; tempering, thermal strengthening and chemical strengthening in order to increase the heat resistance and overall strength of the glass....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Scratch/Dig refers to cosmetic defects found in glass from the manufacturing and/or handling process. Abrisa Technologies' standard metric for measuring such defects is based upon industry standards....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Hot and cold mirrors "heat control filters" are types of dichroic filters used to remove unwanted energy from a light emitting source....
(Optical Components)
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CO2 laser engraving "marking" of select coated and uncoated glass Laser etched graphics, icons and unique identifiers (QR codes and barcodes)...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Metal mirror coatings are often used in systems where a very broadband reflector or beam splitter is needed....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Non-Glare or Anti-Glare glass breaks up incident light reflected images, allowing the user to focus on the display image versus the reflected images. Unlike anti-reflection coated or untreated...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Oleophobic (anti-smudge) coatings on glass and ceramic surfaces create an oil resistant, anti-fingerprint surface that is impervious to dirt, dust, oils, and other particulates resulting in a surface...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Advanced optical technology for projection port windows became a necessity with the introduction of digital projectors...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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LCDs used in outdoor situations have many concerns to deal with in addition to any that they might normally encounter during indoor use. Initially some concerns are weather related such as moisture in...
(Material Fabrication and Processing Services)
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A question and answer session anout the various types of optical machining services offered by Abrisa Technologies....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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One way to help prevent IR and UV radiation damage which causes LCD failure is to implement a hot mirror with a UV blocker....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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An emerging trend in hotel, restaurant, and retail displays is the use of aesthetically pleasing high performance Semi-Transparent Mirrors to create a hidden smart display mirror combination. The...
(Optical Components)
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Optical and image sensor use is on the rise with growing applications in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and surveillance, document and 3D scanning,...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Soda-lime is the base material for most clear, colored, and patterned glass types. Soda-Lime glass can be used in a wide range of applications....
(Optical Components)
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Generally used for architectural projects, entertainment lighting and landscape lighting, the soda-lime or borofloat based glass can be heat strengthened for additional resistance to thermal shock....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Once you've determined what kind of EMI shielding window is appropriate for an application, you then have to take into consideration any modifications that may be needed for implementation....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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The ZC&R Coatings for Optics division of Abrisa Technologies, designs and manufactures custom anti-reflection, mirror and filter coatings for use in medical and dental environments where demanding...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Optical elements in medical and dental devices not only have to enhance throughput efficiency and separate or combine portions of the light spectrum, they must also survive the device assembly and...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Different types of glass possess different qualities depending upon their chemical makeup and how they have been produced. Choosing the right type of glass for a particular application also means...
(Optical Components)
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Abrisa Technologies provides non-distortion, high definition compatible optical grade beam splitter mirrors for teleprompter applications. Each teleprompter mirror is coated with an all dielectric...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Throughout the past few decades, it has been established that people are being damaged by ultraviolet light from the sun, and so we are being encouraged by the medical industry to take protective...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology and display quality continues to evolve, while prices for LCDs have declined dramatically in the last few years. These two factors have helped to increase...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Low iron soda-lime glass or water-white glass is a clear transparent soda-lime-based glass that is almost tint-free, resulting from its being produced from higher quality grades of silica sand that...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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understanding how a cold mirror functions as they are both heat control coatings....
(Optical Components)
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A dichroic filter, thin-film filter, or interference filter is a very accurate color filter used to selectively pass light of a small range of colors while reflecting other colors. By comparison,...
(Optical Components)
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The cells of the hexagonal louver minimize perceived lamp brightness and shield the light source. Commonly used in conjunction with a colored or dichroic filter for entertainment lighting...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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A neutral density or ND optical filter reduces or modifies the intensity of all wavelengths or colors of light equally, therefore providing for no changes in the hue of the color rendition. Neutral...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Flat glass that has a seamed edge or slightly beveled edge is that which has been lightly sanded to remove any sharp burrs for. This glass is safe to handle but is not intended for decorative use....
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Thin film optical coatings are applied to optical substrates such as glass to alter or change its optical properties. The coating is applied in extremely thin layers to the surface and the number of...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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Transparent Heater Windows are used for widely differing purposes from keeping food hot or cold to preventing aircraft windows from frosting over. In essence a Transparent Heater Window is a pane of...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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A UV blocking filter or ultraviolet optical filter prevents ultraviolet light transmission. UV filters are commonly used in photography to reduce the level of ultraviolet light that strikes the...
(Industrial Coatings and Sealants)
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An EMI shielding window is an optically transparent, electrically conductive barrier that significantly reduces the amount of electro-magnetic radiation that might pass through it. These shielding...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Heat absorbing float glass (HAFG) is designed with the capability to typically absorb 40% of the infrared (IR) light and about 25% or more of the visible light that passes through it. The glass...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Safety glass is glass which resists shattering. Heat strengthened or tempered glass is1 type of safety glass; the reason being, when it breaks, it breaks into rounded grains of glass versus sharp...
(Optical Components)
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Sight glass, also known as a sight window or view port window, is a visual observation window made from a robust glass substrates such as SCHOTT Borofloat® and is used to verify conditions in...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Most people are familiar with conventional mirrors that we see and use every day, from the bathroom mirror, a hand held mirror, or a car's rearview mirror. These mirrors use glass as a protective...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Low Sparkle Non-Glare Glass provides sharp rendering of images with increased clarity for easily readable devices in direct sunlight....
(Cutting Services)
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In-house, on-demand, fast turn laser cutting of high performance materials used as gaskets and environmental seals for glass components interfaced with metals, plastics, paints, and more....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Corning® Eagle XG® vs. SCHOTT D263...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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When glass undergoes the annealing process, it is slowly cooling the hot glass to relieve internal stress once it has been formed. Annealing glass makes it more durable. When glass is tempered, it...
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Generally used for architectural projects, entertainment lighting and landscape lighting, the soda-lime or borofloat based glass can be heat strengthened for additional resistance to thermal shock....
(Carbides, Ceramics and Glass Materials)
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Different types of glass possess different qualities depending upon their chemical makeup and how they have been produced. Choosing the right type of glass for a particular application also means...
(Electrical, Optical, and Specialty Materials)
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Abrisa Technologies' Transparent Conductive Heaters incorporate coatings of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Index-Matched Indium Tin Oxide (IMITO) or Indium Molyb-denum Oxide (IMO) and are ideal window and...