Hybrid Glass Optics
Polymer optics offer serious advantages in terms of their lightweight, low cost, and high malleability. The key precision optics manufacturing techniques of injection molding or diamond turning ensure 100% repeatable levels of precision, levels difficult to achieve using more traditional glass solutions. Market results are clear, e.g., products such as a pill camera – a Syntec manufacturing breakthrough. However, a hybrid glass optics technique proves very useful in some applications.
While polymers with improved characteristics emerge regularly, some applications require other optical or electronic approaches. A mask insert, for example, marries a thin layer of glass with polymer for lightweight and durability without compromise with the quality. Another example, a fingerprint identification system, uses optics that integrate easily into diverse packaging, saving total manufacturing expense – by design.
Our commitment to maximizing total performance means you can depend on us, not only for the polymer optics, which are our hallmark but also for complete integrated results that include hybrid glass optics:
Hybrid, adj. – combines materials of different origins, which by implication perform better together than either alone. At Syntec, 100% of solutions are our goal.