New NVIS & IR Transmitting Filter Glass Digital Catalog & Data Specification Tool

When utilizing night vision imaging systems (NVIS) it is imperative that all lighting within the field of view be compatible. We provide filter glass solutions designed to ensure compatible lighting across a broad range of applications, including: Crew station illumination Exterior aircraft lighting Handheld or portable lighting Vehicular and convey lighting Airfield, heliport and other…

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New CNC Lathe Installed at Kopp Glass

We recently installed a state-of-the-art Romi Machine Tools C 620 CNC Lathe in our mold shop. This installation is a continuation of a major capital improvement program that began over a year ago. The new lathe enables automated, precision machining of the mold parts and proprietary tools required for the production of technical glass products. The…

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2 New NVIS Green A Intruder Filter Options

We’re excited to announce the development of two new glass formulations that meet aerospace industry specifications for night vision imaging systems (NVIS). KO521 – Green A Intruder LED-compatible Glass Filter: Low Weight, High Transmission The new K0521 NVIS filter maintains a similar chromaticity to its incandescent filter counterpart when using specific white LEDs. Resulting filtered…

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Kopp Glass Announces EAR99 Classification for NVIS Compatible Filter Blanks

We’re pleased to announce that our standard night vision imaging system (NVIS) filter blanks are no longer subject to the licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State. They are now controlled by the Department of Commerce (DOC) by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The U.S. Department of State determined that the filter blanks should…

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Basics of Glass Tempering and Heat Strengthening

On a daily basis you encounter glass in all shapes, sizes, and compositions. Glass is used in many applications ranging from the glass for your cell phone screen to your car’s windshield. You can also find glass in impact and explosion resistant lighting applications in demanding environments like coal mines and oil rigs. In all these applications,…

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Basics of Glass Annealing

In technical glass production, molten glass is pressed and it rapidly cools as it is removed from the mold. This rapid cooling creates internal stresses within the glass piece. When the glass finally cools to room temperature, stresses in the glass can potentially cause spontaneous breakage. Glass annealing is a controlled process of slowly cooling…

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2 New Low-weight, High-transmission, White LED-compatible, NVIS Glass Formulations

Two new formulations were designed for the aerospace market and are compatible with night vision imaging systems (NVIS). Products made from these compositions can be used in civilian or military aircraft to function as annunciators, indicators, and cockpit display light filters. We developed K0321 (0.5 mm application thickness) and K0323 (1.0 mm application thickness) in…

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New Goniophotometer Installed at Kopp Glass

We recently installed a state-of-the-art goniophotometer in our photometric testing lab. This installation is a continuation of a major capital improvement program that began over a year ago. While our focus on continuous improvement was the main driver for this upgrade, we also wanted to invest in a photometric testing system that would meet the…

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Kopp Glass Announces ISO 9001:2008 Certification

As the world’s leading manufacturer of precision molded technical glass lenses, we are pleased to announce that our Quality Management System has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards. “This certification marks a significant milestone for Kopp Glass and the company’s on-going efforts in continuous improvement. Our Quality Management System will serve as the…

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2 New Annealing Lehrs Installed at Kopp Glass

The installation of two new lehrs is part of a major capital improvement program that began over a year ago. The lehrs will enable us to provide more consistent annealing thus enabling better lens performance in their intended applications. By using state-of-the-art lehrs, we have the added flexibility of annealing intricate and difficult shapes that previously…

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