Custom thermal imaging lenses

Umicore offers a range of optical and mechanical design services that complement its extensive production and metrology capabilities. We excel at designing and producing cost-effective solutions in germanium and our proprietary chalcogenide glass, GASIR® .

Quality & Capabilities

Umicore is an expert in both conventional DPT finishing of lenses and molding, as well as providing in-house coating services. Our metrology suite allows us to measure and test for both prototyping and production volumes.

Germanium and GASIR® lenses

Umicore is an expert in CNC polishing, diamond turning, molding, coating and assembly for Germanium and GASIR® infrared optics.

We can help you with your opto-mechanical design and prototyping. In partnership with you we strive for a design which optimizes optical performance and manufacturing cost.

Umicore offers a variety of coatings from High Efficiency Anti-Reflective (HEAR) to Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC on Germanium and iDLC TM on GASIR® ). If your requirement is not covered in our range of standard coatings then we can design and manufacture coatings to your specification.

If you would like to know more about the technical specifications of these processes, feel free to contact us for more information.

Measuring capabilities

We have an extensive test and measurement capability for prototyping and production testing.

  • Talysurf profilometers
  • Zygo interferometers
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeters
  • Standard and FTIR spectrophotometers
  • Autocollimators
  • Visual inspection
  • MTF measurement equipment
  • Environmental testing 

Umicore Electro-Optic Materials adheres to the international standards ISO 9001:2008 for quality management, and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management.


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