RESEARCH and ENGINEERING
Kopp Glass' Research and Engineering team, which includes optical, material, and mechanical engineers, works closely with our customers to provide application specific technical support to overcome complex challenges. We provide comprehensive design services though a fully integrated facility with sophisticated glass testing and simulation and measurement equipment. Engage our experts to optimize designs for application and manufacturability.
We have significant experience at developing custom glass formulations. The company was founded on this premise and it remains a strong core competency today. We can design and develop a custom glass formulation to meet your specific project needs. We have many standard glass formulations, but when a custom formulation is necessary, our glass scientists can meet strict requirements for:
- Thermal Expansion
- Light Transmission or
- Absorbtion Wavelengths
- Color Correction
- Durability and Chemical Resistance
OPTICAL DESIGN SERVICES
We design custom lenses and light covers for a wide range of industries. Our engineers are experts in light distribution and can create custom optical lenses designed to concentrate, diffuse, spread, or deflect light at desired transmission and photometric output specifications. We can accommodate challenging engineering specifications and produce designs utilizing emerging light source technologies.
Our research and engineering laboratory is fully equipped to assist customers in product design and development. The instrumentation that we have in-house gives us the capability to measure and test the following properties of glass:
- Spectral Transmission
- Expansion Coefficient
- Refractive Index
- Photometric Performance
- Thermal Properties
Our custom designed Sapphire Goniophotometer allows us to easily test between aerospace and airfield lighting requirements. Our accurate and efficient photometric testing procedures guarantee compliance with rigid FAA and ICAO lens specifications.