Through the Lens

Through the Lens

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Want to know more about what goes in specialized optics? Want to know some Hollywood special effects secrets? Curious about the optics world? Learn about the final optical design process from drawing to production and beyond!
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That’s Abrasive Part 2
What do the 1996 Olympics have to do with Goodyear? Find out on That’s Abrasive Part 2! This is part 2 of our 3 part series on coating durability requirements is dedicated to Severe Abrasion! Learn a little bit about the MIL-Spec surrounding severe abrasion and all about the erasers used to test the spec! Want to learn more about coating specifications? Connect with the experts at nacl.com!
10:41
July 31, 2020
That’s Abrasive Part 1
Curious how durable optical coatings are? Well we have the series for you! That’s Abrasive Parts 1-3 will explain the specifications for coating durability. From moderate to extreme testing, we’ll dive into how designers test their coatings and what makes them so strong! Part 1 will take you through moderate abrasion in 5 minutes or less! As always if you have further questions, you can always connect with the experts at nacl.com!
05:00
July 17, 2020
Mirror Mirror
From reflections in pools of water to high powered reflectors in outer space, mirrors play a big role in our daily lives! But how do we make modern mirrors? What materials are used? What are their applications? And how did a mirror, a poisoned apple, and a princess lead to Dorothy traveling to the land of Oz? The optical experts at NACL are ready to tell you all about optical mirrors! For more info visit nacl.com!
09:38
July 6, 2020
Micro Episode: Optical Fibers
Have five minutes to spare to learn a little bit about one of the most versatile optics in the world? Sit back, relax, and enjoy a minisode dedicated to optical fibers! Bonus: we’re also going to talk about the 1999 hit, The Mummy!
04:13
June 19, 2020
The Mother of Invention
Having the right tool or tooling for the job is essential for success! To learn a little more about how tooling plays a part in optical coating, take a listen! Learn about materials, handling, and what Tupperware and foxes have to do with tooling!
07:45
May 29, 2020
But First, Let Me Get a Selfie
Anti reflective coatings are the bread and butter of the optical thin film coating world! Every coating lab and eyeglass lens company has one, but what goes into them? How do they work? And what exactly is the difference between anti-reflective and anti-glare? Find out on Through the Lens!
09:07
April 24, 2020
Seeing Red
We’ll walk through the basics of infrared optics and see how infrared is used in the world of spectral entertainment!
10:05
April 8, 2020
What’s So Special About Specifications
Take a crash course of optical coating specifications from industry leaders at North American Coating Labs! What sort of testing is required to pass a MIL-spec.? What is a MIL-spec? How does Apple test phone screens? Listen and learn more!
07:11
March 26, 2020
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March 24, 2020