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Electrodeposition

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Electrodeposition is a long standing and highly valuable manufacturing process used to alter surface properties of optical components.

Also known as electroplating, electrodeposition is a process where a metal component is overlayed with another type of metal through ion exchange in order to modify its surface properties. Optiforms primarily uses electroplating to enhance reflectivity of precision optical components.

Electrodeposited Coatings

Gold (Au)
Rhodium (Rh)
Gold (Au)

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Totally inert, gold (Au) is an excellent reflective surface for the near to far infrared.

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Rhodium (Rh)

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Hard, durable, and inert, this precious metal increases the reflectivity of electroformed nickel substrates.

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Capabilities Overview

  • Specialized in Optical Electrodeposited Platings
  • Optimized Surface Finishes
  • Enhanced Spectral Performance
  • Verified Metrology including Spectrophotometry
  • Reliable Process Control

How Electrodeposited Optical Coatings Improve Performance

Our facility has been a leader in electrodeposited surface enhancement coatings where maximum performance is a priority. Our unique gold and metallic coatings have been used in industries including aerospace, military, medical and many more applications.

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Our electrodeposited plating facility offers you:

  • Plating unique components of various complex geometries.
  • Components over 20 inches (508 millimeter) in diameter.
  • Multiple electrodeposited platings available.
  • Performance measurement of our platings using spectrophotometric & interferometric technology.
  • Coating performance graphs/reflectivity scans.
    • Please note that these are provided upon request, and are typically performed on flat witness samples of the same material as the substrate.

Why Optiforms

Experience

With over 30 years developing precision optical components in multiple industries, our optical specialists take an educational approach to solving your challenges.

Partnership

We take a personal, partnership approach to overcoming your optical challenges and developing custom build-to-order optical component solutions.

Quality Craftsmanship

Highly skilled team uses leading edge technology and ISO 9001 certified processes to craft precision optical components to your specification.

Scalability

Our modern manufacturing facility includes 60+ electroforming cells and multiple vacuum chambers to meet limited to large scale production runs.

Optiforms Proudly Serves:

Aerospace & Defense
Medical
UV & Semiconductor
Specialty Lighting
Industrial