Dielectrically Enhanced ITO Coatings Utilizing the latest in thin-film vacuum deposition technology, Dontech’s (Doylestown, PA) CAR-Series and VC1-IM-Series index-
matched ITO coatings on glass filters provide optical and
electrically conductive properties. Features include:
The ability to be fabricated from a variety of glass
Customization options that include low photopic
reflections and tightly toleranced resistances.
AR coating reflections as low as <0.4.
ITO sheet resistances ranging from
<1 Ω/; to 300 Ω/; with transmittances as high as >96%.
Custom sapphire optics are unaffected by most body fluids, acids, and
alkalis, transmit over a broad spectrum, and can be precision fabricated.
Available from Meller Optics (Providence, RI), these optics can be manufactured to precise OEM specifications.
Applications include, windows for ER:
YAG, HO: YAG, and Alexandrite laser
hand pieces, blood gas instruments,
and sensors. Features include:
A durability of Moh 9 hardness,
second only to diamond.
The ability to transmit from the
UV to 4. 7 µm.
The ability to be fabricated in sizes
from 1/4” to 10” dia.
and 1/2 mm to 1” thick.
A flatness to 1/10th wave.
Parallelism to 2 arc-sec.
Surface finishes to < 0.5 nm.
Lighter Material Offers Fuel Savings Icon Polymer Group (Wichita, KS) has introduced a new lighter weight material for aircraft seals. Offering weight reductions when compared with standard silicone rubber materials, ICONlite low specific gravity silicone maintains the unique mechanical and chemical properties which make sili- cone rubber well suited to aerodynamic aircraft seals. Icon Polymer’s own research estimates a total fuel saving in the region of $5 million in one appli-
cation, based on the use of ICONlite seals creating a 240 kg weight
saving on an aircraft flying for a total of 700,000 hours, with a cost
per gallon of $3.09 for kerosene type jet fuel.
z Compact Size z Thermoplastic Housing
z Lightweight z 11 Measurement Ranges
z Analog and Digital Output z 50” Max. Travel
Amorphous Metal Alloy Based on a scientific break- through developed at Caltech, the Department of Defense, and NASA, Liquidmetal Technologies (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has introduced an amorphous metal alloy that can be used in the pro- duction of highly complex parts via an efficient injection-molding process. Unlike currently employed MIM (Metal Injection Molded)
and various metal casting processes, the Liquidmetal Alloy undergoes
virtually no shrinkage as it cools, resulting in the production of a fin-
ished part that requires little, if any, machining. Features include:
The ability to deliver repeatable molded features within +0.002”.
An ultra-low shrinkage rate of approximately 0.2%.
A high elasticity and corrosion-resistance.