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New Expansion Complete – Precision Flat Sapphire Windows

Guild Optical Associates has finished our newest expansion. The precision sapphire flat lab includes a new Mitutoyo CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), a new 12″ aperture Zygo Verifire Interferometer, and multiple large diameter Lapmaster grinding and polishing lappers.  The new

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Guild Optics Day of Photonics

Guild Optics Day of Photonics

Oct. 21st – Day of Photonics: Guild Optical Associates chose to reach out to the kids for this day. Jon taught the 1st – 5th graders at Mason Elementary about the MOHS scale and the hardness of glass vs. sapphire.

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Sapphire Medical Optics

Mecial Optics Sapphire

Sapphire windows and lenses make for extremely durable medical optics. Medical instruments depend heavily on consistency and repeatability. These are the major reasons why sapphire optical components can be depended on by medical professionals. Sapphire is extremely scratch resistant, second only

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Scratch This – Sapphire vs. Glass

Sapphire vs. Glass

Sapphire is Famous for its DurabilityBut just how much abuse can sapphire withstand? The answer, more than you think. “When I push the jagged edge of my keys into the sapphire window with a good amount of pressure, I expect

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What is a Sapphire Lens?

Sapphire Lens

What is a Sapphire Lens? In a prior writing, we explained the definition and uses of sapphire windows. Sapphire windows are often times unintentionally referred to as lenses. However, this term does not fit the definition of a window. A

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